I am a biologist and frequently encounter the words 'upregulated' and 'downregulated' in the literature. Appropriately, these words are flagged by my browser spell-checker; they don't seem to be very widely recognized outside of the biology community, and I find them quite ugly.
I would appreciate any and all suggestions for (ideally) single words or concise phrases that convey the same meaning: increased or decreased in a controlled or causative manner by the action of some external factor.
A general use case: "In experiment A, we determined that gene B was upregulated upon exposure to toxin C, while genes D, E, and F were downregulated."
Of course I could say that 'expression of gene B was increased by/in response to...' but 'B was upregulated' is so much shorter. Surely, though, there must be some way to convey this concisely without using such an annoying construction as 'upregulated'.