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Of or relating to the binding of a molecule to an enzyme at a site other than the active site, resulting in modulation of the enzyme's activity as a result of a change in its shape.

al′lo·ster′i·cal·ly adv.
al·los′ter·y (ə-lŏs′tə-rē) n.


(Biochemistry) biochem of, relating to, or designating a function of an enzyme in which the structure and activity of the enzyme are modified by the binding of a metabolic molecule


(ˌæl əˈstɛr ɪk, -ˈstɪər-)

of or pertaining to a change in the activity of an enzyme at a site other than the binding site of the substrate.
al`lo•ster′i•cal•ly, adv.
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As per the contract it is a special pact that will render rights to their XMetA program of allosteric monoclonal antibodies that upu-regulate the insulin receptor to Novo Nordisk A/S.
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