Definition of allosteric in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌaləˈstɛrɪk/


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.




For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: allo|steric

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.