One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A region on an enzyme that binds to a protein or other substance during a reaction.
- ‘The second step involves binding of phospholipid molecules in the active site of the adsorbed enzyme.’
- ‘We propose that calcium ions set the machine in motion by initiating the contraction of the actin-myosin that they bind at active sites on the proteins.’
- ‘Extremes of pH or temperature irreversibly abolish enzyme activity, and so also do some substances that bind to the active sites of particular enzymes.’
- ‘According to simulations, such fast fluctuations could occur close to the active site of an enzyme.’
- ‘Buried carboxylic groups from the side chains of aspartic and glutamic acids are often found in the active sites of proteins.’
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