Definition of allosteric in English:

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allosteric

Pronunciation: /ˌaləˈstɛrɪk/
/ˌaləˈstɪərɪk/

adjective

Biochemistry
Relating to or denoting the alteration of the activity of an enzyme by means of a conformational change induced by a different molecule.
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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Line breaks: allo|steric

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