Author(s): Nussinov R, Tsai CJ
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Abstract Allostery is largely associated with conformational and functional transitions in individual proteins. This concept can be extended to consider the impact of conformational perturbations on cellular function and disease states. Here, we clarify the concept of allostery and how it controls physiological activities. We focus on the challenging questions of how allostery can both cause disease and contribute to development of new therapeutics. We aim to increase the awareness of the linkage between disease symptoms on the cellular level and specific aberrant allosteric actions on the molecular level and to emphasize the potential of allosteric drugs in innovative therapies. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Cell
and referenced in Journal of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems