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What are allosteric enzymes?

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Allosteric enzymes are enzymes with more than one activation center and to which other substances, called allosteric regulators, bind.

Allosteric regulators can be allosteric inhibitors or allosteric activators. The interaction between an allosteric enzyme and an allosteric inhibitor prohibits the binding of the substrate to the enzyme. The interaction between an allosteric enzyme and an allosteric activator allows the binding of the substrate to the enzyme and sometimes increases the affinity of the enzyme for the substrate. This regulatory phenomenon of enzyme activity is called allosterism.
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