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allosterism

Pronunciation: ă-los′ter-izm, -los′ter-ē

Definition: The influencing of an enzyme activity, or the binding of a ligand to a protein, by a change in the conformation of the protein, brought about by the binding of a substrate or other effector at a site (allosteric site) other than the active site of the protein.

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