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Figure 14 | Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling

Figure 14

From: The allosteric modulation of lipases and its possible biological relevance

Figure 14

The allosteric regulation is exemplarily shown by means of a membrane bound lipase. Triglycerides (TGs) and diglycerides (DG) cannot pass through the membrane, whereas monoglycerides (MGs), free fatty acids (FFAs) and glycerol (GLY) which are the products of hydrolysis can be absorbed. Due to the allosteric mechanism the lipase hydrolyzes just as many TGs and DGs as are actually needed.

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