allosterism

[ăl′ō-stĕrĭz′əm]

n.

A change in the activity and conformation of an enzyme resulting from the binding of a compound at a site on the enzyme other than the active binding site.

Nearby words

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

Related formsal′lo•steric (ăl′ō-stĕrĭk) adj.


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