allosteric regulation


a: Allosteric regulation ~
b: dimmer switch


"Under normal circumstances, it acts by causing a conformational change in a receptor molecule, which results in a change in the binding affinity of the ligand. In this way, an allosteric ligand modulates the receptor's activation by its primary (orthosteric) ligand, and can be thought to act like a dimmer switch in an electrical circuit, adjusting the intensity of the response."

Writer: Not Stated
Date: Nov 1 2015 8:50 AM

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