Preferred term: upstream

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1. <molecular biology> Portions of DNA or RNA that are more remote from the initiation sites and that will therefore be translated or transcribed later.

2. Shorthand term for things that happen at a late stage in a sequence of reactions.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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