- allosteric enzyme
- An enzyme that has two structurally distinct forms, one of which is active and the other inactive. Active forms tend to catalyse the initial step in a pathway leading to the synthesis of molecules. The end product of this synthesis can act as a feedback inhibitor, converting the enzyme to the inactive form, thus controlling the amount of product synthesized.Synonym: allozyme
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