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Allosteric enzymes

Enzymology
Enzymology

Allosteric Enzymes: Characteristics, Models, and Examples

Introduction: Allosteric enzymes are a group of biocatalysts that possess common characteristics of an enzyme but do not exhibit a typical Michaelis-Menten kinetic behavior. Instead, their kinetics follow a sigmoid curve. The key to allosteric enzyme activity lies in the reversible binding to a specific molecule on a non-catalytic site of the enzyme. The binding initiates the formation of enzyme-substrate