(hō'mō-trō'pik), Do not confuse this word with homotopic.
Referring to the binding of the same ligand to a macromolecule; for example, the binding of four O2 to hemoglobin is homotropic cooperativity.
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A case of homotropic regulation of substrate binding.
spiculifer hemoglobin thus does not show any homotropic or heterotropic interactions and behaves like a myoglobin.
On the other hand, Pip's pugilistics with Herbert, Drummle, and Orlick (as well as Magwitch's with Compeyson) represent a form of contact too close for comfort: however ecstatically and erotically charged one may suspect these passages of being, the form they take -- of increasingly savage violence -- must sit uneasily with any gleefully homotropic reading.