Cooperative binding

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Cooperative binding is whereby the binding of one ligand to a macromolecule influences the binding of successive ligands to other sites on the macromolecule. 

This type of binding is often seen in Haemoglobin and is the main way it transports and carries oxygen around the body[1].

References

  1. Berg J., Tymoczko J and Stryer L. (2007) Biochemistry, 5th edition, New York: WH Freeman
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