Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 8 - 8.5 - Concept Check - Page 161: 1


An activator and an inhibitor stabilize two different shapes which an allosteric enzyme can take, one active and one inactive. In these enzymes, all subunits are either activated or deactivated when one site interacts with an activator or inhibitor.

Work Step by Step

For this, see the top two of three parts of Fig. 8.20 to see these two different forms/shapes being stabilized.
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