allosteric

adjective
al·​lo·​ste·​ric | \ ˌa-lō-ˈster-ik How to pronounce allosteric (audio) , -ˈstir- How to pronounce allosteric (audio) \

Definition of allosteric

: of, relating to, undergoing, or being a change in the shape and activity of a protein (such as an enzyme) that results from combination with another substance at a point other than the chemically active site

Other Words from allosteric

allosterically \ ˌa-​lō-​ˈster-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce allosteric (audio) , -​ˈstir-​ \ adverb
allostery \ ˈa-​lō-​ˌster-​ē How to pronounce allosteric (audio) , -​ˌstir-​ \ noun

Examples of allosteric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Company is focused on developing drugs based on selective allosteric modulation of CNS synaptic and extrasynaptic receptors. Forbes Quant Trader, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of allosteric

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allosteric

allo- + steric

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“Allosteric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allosteric. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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allosteric

adjective
al·​lo·​ste·​ric | \ ˌal-ō-ˈster-ik How to pronounce allosteric (audio) , -ˈsti(ə)r- How to pronounce allosteric (audio) \

Medical Definition of allosteric

: of, relating to, or being a change in the shape and activity of a protein (as an enzyme) that results from combination with another substance at a point other than the chemically active site

Other Words from allosteric

allosterically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce allosteric (audio) \ adverb
allostery \ ˈal-​ō-​ˌster-​ē How to pronounce allosteric (audio) , -​ˌsti(ə)r-​ How to pronounce allosteric (audio) \ noun, plural allosteries

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