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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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Furthermore, C8[beta] effectively blocks C8 incorporation into the MAC; therefore it must compete for the same binding site on C5b-7.
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The researchers showed that the number of evolutionary adaptations to the part of the machinery that regulates genes, called transcription factor binding sites, might be roughly equal to adaptations to the genes themselves.
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On human chromosome 2, RUNX1 fits into a binding site that lies in the middle of a gene called programmed cell death 1, or PDCD1.
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The Binding Site Limited ("The Binding Site" or the "Company"), a privately-owned specialist UK diagnostics company, today announces a trading update for the year ended 30th September 2008.
However, Koning says, finding an effective inhibitor for DQ2 may take time because its binding site doesn't grab onto molecules as tightly as the tTGase binding site does.