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allosterism

allosterism in Medicine

allosterism al·lo·ster·ism (āl'ō-stěr'ĭz'əm) or al·los·ter·y (ə-lŏs'tə-rē)
n.
A change in the activity and conformation of an enzyme resulting from the binding of a compound at a site on the enzyme other than the active binding site.


al'lo·ster'ic (āl'ō-stěr'ĭk) adj.
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