Definition of allosteric in English:


Syllabification: al·lo·ster·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌaləˈsterik, -ˈsti(ə)r-


  • Relating to or denoting the alteration of the activity of a protein through the binding of an effector molecule at a specific site.
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    • The effectors that modulate the activity of these allosteric enzymes are of two types.
    • Although numerous allosteric enzymes were studied, much less information is available concerning the coordinated regulation of activities in multienzymatic complexes.
    • All of the interacting proteins and protein enzymes involved in allosteric regulation are controlled by gene expression.

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