gene silencing

id: GO:0016458
name: gene silencing
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: Any transcriptional or post-transcriptional process carried out at the cellular level that results in long-term gene inactivation.

Child Functions

GO:0006342chromatin silencing
GO:0010978gene silencing involved in chronological cell aging
GO:0016441posttranscriptional gene silencing
GO:0031047gene silencing by RNA

Parent Functions

GO:0009987cellular process
GO:0010629negative regulation of gene expression