What is an Allosteric Site of the Enzyme? - Definition & Biology


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What is the allosteric site?

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1. What is an allosteric activator?

2. Which of the following is an example of an allosteric inhibitor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The allosteric site of the enzyme plays an important role in the activity of an enzyme. The questions in this quiz will ask you to define the allosteric site and related terms, like allosteric inhibitor.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Allosteric sites
  • Allosteric activators
  • Allosteric inhibitors
  • What type of molecule lactose is
  • Examples of allosteric activators

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as allosteric activator and allosteric site
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the allosteric site of the enzyme and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about allosteric inhibitors

Additional Learning

To learn more about these topics, check out the accompanying lesson called What is an Allosteric Site of the Enzyme? - Definition & Biology. You'll examine:

  • Enzymes as catalysts
  • Substrates
  • Enzyme activity
  • Hemoglobin and binding oxygen
  • An enzyme's confirmation