Definition of Active site
1. Noun. The part of an enzyme or antibody where the chemical reaction occurs.
Medical Definition of Active site
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Literary usage of Active site
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."