Allostery

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"The change in a protein's conformation brought about by the binding of a regulatory ligand (at a site other than the protein's catalytic site), or by covalent modification. The change in conformation alters the activity of the protein and can form the basis of directed movement." [1]

References

  1. Glossary definition from Alberts, Bruce, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Edition, Garland Science, 2008

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