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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