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Figure 16 | Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling

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

Figure 16

a: Supposed endosymbiosis of an organism containing type-2 lipases. As a result the allosteric regulation mechanism controls the concentration of products of hydrolysis and fat can be accumulated. This is a mutualistic symbiosis, as the effect is beneficial to both endo- and exosymbiont.; b: A new kind of organism results from genetic combination of the symbionts. The ability to accumulate and mobilize storage fat is maintained and provides a major benefit due to energy homeostasis.

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