conformational changemedical dictionary

<cell biology> Alteration in the shape usually the tertiary structure of a protein as a result of alteration in the environment pH, temperature, ionic strength) or the binding of a ligand (to a receptor) or binding of substrate (to an enzyme).

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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