non-competitive inhibitor

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  • Created on: 04-01-16 17:47
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  • works in the following way
    • Non-competitive inhibitors
    • the inhibitor binds to the enzyme at a location other than active site,which is called an allosteric
      • the binding of the inhiibitor causes the tertiary structure of the enzyme to change,meaning the active site changes shape
        • this results in the active site no longer having a complementary shape to the substrate so it is unable to bind to the enzyme
          • the enzyme cannot carry out its function and it is said to be inhibited
            • as the inhibitor does not compete with the substrate for the active site


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