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allosteric

 [al″o-ster´ik]
pertaining to an effect produced on the biological function of a protein by a compound not directly involved in that function (an allosteric effector) or to regulation of an enzyme involving cooperativity between multiple binding sites (allosteric sites).
allosteric site that subunit of an enzyme molecule which binds with a nonsubstrate molecule, inducing a change in form or shape that results in inactivation of the enzyme for its substrate.

al·lo·ste·ric

(al'ō-ster'ik),
Pertaining to or characterized by allosterism.

allosteric

(ăl′ə-stĕr′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the binding of a molecule to an enzyme at a site other than the active site, resulting in modulation of the enzyme's activity as a result of a change in its shape.

al′lo·ster′i·cal·ly adv.
al·los′ter·y (ə-lŏs′tə-rē) n.

allosteric

Biochemistry
adjective
(1) Referring to allostery, see there.
(2) Referring to the alteration of a binding site on a protein, usually an enzyme, due to interaction with another molecule.
 
Molecular biology
adjective Referring to the stereospecific modification of a protein by an effector to influence other protein- or nucleic acid-binding site activity.

al·lo·ste·ric

(al'ō-ster'ik)
Pertaining to or characterized by allosterism.