I know about enhancers and the mechanism that lead them to increase the gene expression of their targets but I was wondering if similarly DNA repressors exist. I know about protein repressors but I am looking for some kind of anti(or reversed)-enhancer equivalent in the genome which would act like an enhancer but reduce gene expression.
I am aware of repressed/poised enhancers which would kind of be that process, even if not really a pure repression of the target gene but rather a "non-overexpression". I also know about insulators but again this would be a different mechanism.
Some intergenic region binding protein repressors which by a folding mechanism similar to enhancers would repress a gene perhaps?