feedback inhibition


feedback inhibition

noun

Definition of FEEDBACK INHIBITION

:  inhibition of an enzyme controlling an early stage of a series of biochemical reactions by the end product when it reaches a critical concentration

First Known Use of FEEDBACK INHIBITION

1960

feedback inhibition

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FEEDBACK INHIBITION

: inhibition of an enzyme controlling an early stage of a series of biochemical reactions by the end product when it reaches a critical concentration

feedback inhibition

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Suppression of the activity of an enzyme by a product of the sequence of reactions in which the enzyme is participating. When the product accumulates in a cell beyond an optimal amount, it decreases its own production by inhibiting an enzyme involved in its synthesis. After the product has been used or broken down, inhibition is relaxed and formation of the product resumes. Enzymes whose ability to catalyze a reaction depends on molecules other than the substances on which they act directly are said to be under allosteric control.

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