allosteric site

n.

The place on an enzyme where a molecule that is not a substrate may bind, thus changing the shape of the enzyme and influencing its ability to be active.

Nearby words

  1. allorhythmia,
  2. allosaur,
  3. allosaurus,
  4. allosome,
  5. allosteric,
  6. allosterism,
  7. allot,
  8. allotment,
  9. allotransplant,
  10. allotransplantation


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