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heterotropic (not comparable)
- (chemistry) Concerning an effect in one entity that is controlled or influenced by a separate entity, such as when one ligand influences the binding of another ligand.
2000 October 27, Kenneth E. Prehoda et al., “Integration of Multiple Signals Through Cooperative Regulation of the N-WASP-Arp2/3 Complex”, Science, volume 290, number 5492, DOI:10.1126/science.290.5492.801, pages 801-806:
- This behavior is analogous to that of any cooperative binding protein, such as hemoglobin (18 , 19 ), although in this case, cooperativity is observed between heterotropic rather than homotropic ligands.
2002, N. V. Bhagavan, Medical Biochemistry, ISBN 0120954400, page 111:
- Some allosteric enzymes exhibit mixed homotropic and heterotropic interactions.
2006, Perry A. Frey, Robert H. Ables, & Adrian D. Hegeman, Enzymatic Reaction Mechanisms, ISBN 0195352742, page 500:
- In heterotropic allosteric regulation, the bacterial enzymes are activated by ADP and inhibited by phosphoenolpyruvate binding at the allosteric site.
- (physiology) Concernaing a process that abnormally takes place outside of its normal system as well as within its normal system.
2007, Jonathan S. Berek, Berek & Novak's Gynecology, ISBN 0781768055, page 629:
- Heterotropic pregnancy occurs when intrauterine and ectopic pregnancies coexist.
2009, Kulkarni, Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma, ISBN 8184482426, page 2524:
- Various hereditary conditions and congenital condition give rise to heterotropic calcification something abnormal in metabolic and endocrinal functions also give rise to deposition of calcium in extraskeletal system.
- Arising from the interaction of separate people or entities.
1998, Andrew Herod, Gearóid Ó Tuathail, & Gerard Toal, An Unruly World?: Globalization, Governance, and Geography, ISBN 0415169321:
- At the end of the twentieth century Nature is alive and well, permeating the experience of everyday life as a riotous profusion of heterotropic images, signs and discursive constructs.
2013, Anita Konzelmann Ziv & Hans Bernhard Schmid, Institutions, Emotions, and Group Agents, ISBN 9400769342, page 121:
- In contrast, heterotropic intentional mental states, intentional acts and actions cannot be performed and experienced by a single individual: heterotropic states, acts and actions necessarily refer to and depend on other individuals, i.e. they involve at least two individuals.
2014, Samuel R. Delany, Nova, ISBN 0575119195:
- As Webster informs us, it is both psychomorphic and heterotropic. I suppose that's a fancy way of saying Illyrion is many things to many men.