Of or involving a change in the shape and activity of an enzyme that results from molecular binding with a regulatory substance at a site other than the enzymatically active one.
Of or having to do with a protein with a structure that is altered reversibly by a small molecule so that its original function is modified.
Of or relating to the binding of a molecule to an enzyme at a site other than the active site, resulting in modulation of the enzyme's activity as a result of a change in its shape.
Origin of allosteric
- allo- (“other”) + steric (“arrangement of atoms in space”)