Glucocorticoid response element, Biology

GRE stands for the Glucocorticoid Response Element: The binding site in a promoter to which the activated glucocorticoid receptor can be bind. The glucocorticoid receptor is significantly a transcription factor which is activated only in presence of the glucocorticoids. The activated receptor will bind to the GRE, and transcription of the near by gene will be altered. 

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