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Definition of the adjective Allosteric

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  1. [context: biochemistry, of an enzyme] That binds a compound on an inactive site and thus changes conformation in order to become either active or inactive

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Google previewIntroduction to Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics for Biomedical Engineers (2008)

by Robert B. Northrop, Anne N. Connor

Nature has developed several means of regulating the activity of functional enzymes: One means is called allosteric regulation. Some enzymes...

Google previewCognitive Biology (2011)

Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds by Gennaro Auletta

Allosteric is a protein that can be in two ...

Google previewCirculation, Respiration, and Metabolism (2012)

Current Comparative Approaches by Raymond Gilles

Allosteric effects upon enzyme activity (1) immediately comes to mind as a way in which pH can regulate cell function. Such an effect would be in essence a structural (allosteric means change in shape) changes. However, there are four other ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry (2004)

by J. L. Atwood, Jonathan W. Steed

INTRODUCTION The allosteric regulation of ligand binding to proteins is the principal regulatory mechanism in living systems on the molecular level.'1"31 The allosteric effect means the situation when the binding of one ligand at its binding ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2016)

by Richard Rennie, Jonathan Law

allosteric enzyme An enzyme that has two structurally distinct forms, one of which is active and the other inactive. In the active form, the quaternary structure (see ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Chemistry (2012)

by Editorial Board

and having general formula CnH2n-2 Allosteric binding sites Allosteric binding sites are contained in many enzymes and receptors.

Google previewThe Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2001)

by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff

Full positive allosteric modulators that maximize GABA- gated Cl current intensities at several GABAA receptor subtypes. These compounds have also been termed full agonists. 2. Partial positive allosteric modulators that partially amplify ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biotechnology (2005)

Allosteric protein : A protein whose shape is changed when it binds a particular molecule. In the new shape the protein's ability to react to a second molecule is altered. Allosteric regulation : Allosteric regulation is the regulation of the activity of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine

allosteric enzyme An enzyme that has ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Botany (2002)

by Jill Bailey

allosteric enzyme An enzyme whose catalytic activity can be modified by the noncovalent binding of a particular metabolite (a ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Organic Chemistry (2009)

by John Daintith

allosteric site In general, alkynes can be made by the cracking of alkanes or by the action of a hot alcoholic solution of potassium hydroxide on a dibromoalkane, for example: BrCH2CH2Br + KOH → KBr + CH2:CHBr + H2O CH2:CHBr + KOH ...

Google previewDictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology (2012)

by Frank J. Dye

allosteric enzymes enzymes that have two functional sites: (1) the catalytic or active site that binds substrates as ligands and (2) the ...

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IGFR complexed with allosteric inhibitor

The Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) Receptor is found on the surface of human cells and is activated by two different hormones, IGF-1 and IGF-2. IGF1R is frequently overexpressed in tumors, including melanomas, cancers of the colon, pancreas, prostate and kidney. In cancer cells, IGFR-1 contributes to the promotion of tumor growth by inhibition of the apoptosis, transformation and induction of angiogenesis. Feel free to use this image, just link to...

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