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Unformatted text preview: present. • Some enzymes are manufactured in an inactive form, and converted to an active form only in the presence of the proper reactant (substrate). • Regulating enzyme activity often involves "sophisticated" controls. Allosteric Regulation Some enzymes have specific receptor sites that change its shape to either activate the enzyme or inhibit the enzyme from functioning. These molecules are known as allosteric regulators. The receptor site on the enzyme is called the allosteric site. One allosteric site may activate by stabilizing the enzyme shape for the active site and another may inhibit by stabilizing an inactive shape of the enzyme....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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