Which is correct: up regulate, upregulate or up-regulate?

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15th Nov 2011

Which is correct: up regulate, upregulate or up-regulate?

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Answer: upregulate

This is another little rule that many writers get wrong. Many scientists use up regulate or up-regulate; however, the correct form is upregulate. The same applies to downregulate, overexpress and underexpress, all of which should be written as a single word without a hyphen / dash or space.

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