Definition of binding site in English:

Share this entry

binding site

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

Biochemistry
A location on a macromolecule or cellular structure at which chemical interaction with a specific active substance takes place.
Example sentences
  • In addition to this recognition site, there is often a second downstream binding site with less similarity to the operator sequence.
  • Alternatively, it could have been due to another binding site within the channel.
  • The mutations caused a different pattern of cofactor interaction within the enzyme binding site.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: bind|ing site

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.