allosteric transition


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allosteric transition

[¦a·lə¦stir·ik tranz′ish·ən]
(biochemistry)
A reversible exchange of one base pair for another on a protein molecule that alters the properties of the active site and changes the biological activity of the protein.
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He adds that the technique could be applied not only to protein folding intermediates, but any conformational change in proteins including allosteric transitions and macromolecular assembly.