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The part of an enzyme at which catalysis of the substrate occurs.
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The part of an enzyme where the substance that the enzyme acts upon (called the substrate) is catalyzed. See more at enzyme.
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|Noun||1.||active site - the part of an enzyme or antibody where the chemical reaction occurs|
site, situation - physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
antibody - any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
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