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A variant enzyme synthesised from a gene’s codominant alleles (at the same locus), which contrast to isoenzymes performing the same function but encoded by genes located elsewhere in the organism’s genome.
One of the different forms of an enzyme found in individuals of the same species, due to the presence of multiple alleles in the population.
allozyme (al′ŏ-zīm″) [ allo- + (en)zyme]
An enzyme that has small substitutions in its genetic coding and protein structure.
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1994), failed to detect stock differences from Rio Grande in Brazil (33[degrees]S) to Bahia Blanca, Argentina (40[degrees]S) based in alloenzymes
Where as multiple enzymes encoded by alternative alleles at a locus are alloenzymes
The PON1-Q192R polymorphism has been the more extensively studied and has been shown to affect the activity of PON1 alloenzymes
with respect to both organophosphate detoxification (8) and lipoprotein oxidation (5).