Definition of allosteric in English:

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allosteric

Pronunciation: /ˌaləˈsterik/ Pronunciation: /-ˈsti(ə)r-/

adjective

Biochemistry
Relating to or denoting the alteration of the activity of a protein through the binding of an effector molecule at a specific site.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

allosterically

adverb

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Syllabification: al·lo·ster·ic

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