Biochemistry - Allosteric Effects - Discussion

Discussion :: Allosteric Effects - Section 1 (Q.No.2)


An allosteric activator

[A]. increases the binding affinity
[B]. decreases the binding affinity
[C]. stabilizes the R state of the protein
[D]. both (a) and (c)

Answer: Option D


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Juwairia said: (Dec 7, 2013)  
What is T & T state?

Salmajallab@Gmail.Com said: (Dec 28, 2013)  
I need more explain what's are state of protein?

Dagreton said: (Jul 10, 2015)  
The T state of the protein is the Tensed state, when no substrate is bound. T state has low energy and is more stable than are state.

The are state of the protein is the Relaxed state, when substrates are bound. R state has higher energy, thus it is more unstable.

Allosteric activators stabilize the are state, by moving the equilibrium towards the R state, thus increasing the affinity of the enzyme for the substrate.

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