allosteric effector


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allosteric effector

[¦a·lə¦stir·ik ə′fek·tər]
(biochemistry)
A small molecule that reacts either with a nonbinding site of an enzyme molecule, or with a protein molecule, and causes a change in the function of the molecule. Also known as allosteric modulator.
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This procedure removes ~98% of 2,3-diphosphoglyceric acid, an allosteric effector for Hb [8].
Some feel that chloride shift may also control the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen through the chloride ion acting as an allosteric effector (reacts with a nonbinding site of an enzyme molecule or protein molecule and causes a change in the function of the molecule).
OXY111A is one of a new class of allosteric effectors of hemoglobin, called oxyrens (oxygen release enhancers).