My watch list  

Oxanion hole

An oxanion hole is a pocket in the structure of an enzyme which stabilizes a deprotonated oxygen or alkoxide, often by placing it close to positively charged residues. This can contribute to binding affinity in two ways:


  • Lehinger, Principles of Biochemistry, 4th ed.
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Oxanion_hole". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE