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allosteric site

 

Definition: postulated as the place on an enzyme, other than the active site, where a compound, which may be the ultimate product of the biosynthetic pathway involving the enzyme, may bind and influence the activity of the enzyme by changing the enzyme's conformation; the influence of CTP on aspartate carbamoyltransferase activity exemplifies the concept of an allosteric site on an allosteric protein.

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