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Allosteric regulation

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:07 AM

How can we determine the allosteric regulation of an enzyme experimentally?

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:15 AM

the short answer is: assay the enzyme

longer: if positive substrate cooperativity, then substrate saturation kinetics will show a sigmoidal curve (as opposed to hyperbolic)

if cofactor then assay with and without said cofactor

if negative cooperativity, then inhibition assays
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