feedback inhibition


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feedback inhibition

[′fēd‚bak ‚in·ə‚bish·ən]
(biochemistry)
A cellular control mechanism by which the end product of a series of metabolic reactions inhibits the activity of the first enzyme in the sequence. Also known as allosteric control.
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The essence of this theory is that aging is caused by a progressive loss of sensitivity by the hypothalamus and related structures in the brain to negative feedback inhibition.
These data demonstrate that calmodulin interaction with TRPC1 is required for feedback inhibition of the TRPC1 channel.
Endocrine systems with feedback inhibition are considered as well as protein binding, binding kinetics, and the laboratory measurement of bioactive fractions of protein-bound constituents.