Monod-Wyman-Changeux model


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Mon·o·d-Wyman-Chan·geux mod·el (MWC mod·el),

(mōn-ō' wī'măn shahn-zhew'),
a model used to explain the allosteric form of cooperativity; in this model, an oligomeric protein can exist in two conformational states in the absence of the ligand; these states are in equilibrium, and the one that is predominant has a weaker affinity for the ligand (which binds to the protein in a rapid equilibrium fashion).
Synonym(s): concerted model
[Jacques L. Monod, Jeffries Wyman, Jean-Pierre Changeux]

Changeux,

Jean-Pierre, 20th century French biochemist.
Monod-Wyman-Changeux model - see under Monod

Monod,

Jacques L., French biochemist and Nobel laureate, 1910-1976.
Monod-Wyman-Changeux model - used to explain the allosteric form of cooperativity. Synonym(s): concerted model

Wyman,

Jeffries, U.S. biochemist, 1901–.
Monod-Wyman-Changeux model - see under Monod