Definition of binding site in English:

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binding site

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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.
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