binding site

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binding site

Etymology: ME, binden + L, situs
the location on the surface of a cell or a molecule where other cell fragments or molecules attach to initiate a chemical or physiological action.

binding site

(1) Antigen-binding site, see there.
(2) A nonspecific term for any site at which two or more molecules join as a part of a reaction.

binding site

an area of an ENZYME to which other molecules can attach. Such an area can be an ACTIVE SITE for particular substrates or for other molecules, as in COMPETITIVE INHIBITION. Alternatively, some enzymes possess two binding sites, one for substrate attachment, the other for attachment of other molecules as in noncompetitive inhibition and allosteric inhibition (see ALLOSTERIC INHIBITORS).

binding site,

n the location on the surface of a cell or molecule where other cell fragments or molecules attach to initiate a chemical or physiologic action.

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Q. My friend has Progressive MS, he is bound to a wheelchair, Prognosis? How can I help? He must be moved by a Hoyer Lift, he has caregivers. He has a beautiful voice and does have enough ability to move in his chair around local community. He has some bad days with spacicity, I want to help but am unsure as to how? He is 60? or so and lives on his own, he has had MS for many years and a number of complications, such as pneumonia and decubitus. Please help me to help him!

A. There are a number of ideas and resources for social and recreational activities (i.e. wheelchair sports, dancing, travel, aviation, etc.) that may be helpful, which can be found at www.mobility-advisor.com.

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