allosteric activation


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allosteric activation

[¦a·lə¦stir·ik ‚ak·tə′vāshən]
(biochemistry)
The increase in an enzyme's activity that occurs when an allosteric effector binds to its specific regulatory site on the enzyme. Also known as positive allosteric control.
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The enhancement of the effects of ACPF by hexamethonium, promethazine and chlorpheniramine in this study could be due to allosteric activation of the cholinergic receptors through which ACPF manifests its effect on the colon.
Research Reported in PNAS Demonstrates Allosteric Activation of CXCR4 Receptor to Mobilize Bone Marrow Hematopoietic Stem Cells -