Definition of Active site

1. Noun. The part of an enzyme or antibody where the chemical reaction occurs.

Generic synonyms: Site, Situation
Group relationships: Enzyme, Antibody



Medical Definition of Active site

1. A specific region of an enzyme where a substrate binds and catalysis takes place (binding site). (06 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Active Site

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active matrix screen
active metal
active methionine
active methyl
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active mutant
active placebo
active power
active powers
active principle
active prophylaxis
active psychoanalysis
active pyruvate
active repressor
active site (current term)
active splint
active succinate
active sulfate
active transport
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active vasoconstriction
active vasodilation
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active voice
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actively
activeness
activenesses

Literary usage of Active site

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"(27) We have demonstrated stoichiometric attachment of the sulfonyl group to the active site. AH of the many other reagents which behave similarly and cause ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"This transacylation is catalyzed by an active site of the ribosome. ... Finally, the active site responsible for the formation of the peptide bond—the ..."

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