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1. To move backward and forward; to vibrate like a pendulum; to swing; to sway.

2. To vary or fluctuate between fixed limits; to act or move in a fickle or fluctuating manner; to change repeatedly, back and forth. The amount of superior families oscillates rather than changes, that is, it fluctuates within fixed limits. (dc Quincey)

Origin: L. Oscillare to swing, fr. Oscillum a swing, a little mask or puppet made to be hung from trees and swing in the wind, prob. Orig, a little mouth, a dim. From os mouth. See Oral, and cf. Osculate.

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Noncompetitive inhibition and allosteric inhibition

... substrate." However, "Allosteric inhibition involves two active sites, one for a substrate and the other for an inhibitor. The enzyme oscillates between two conformations, one active, one inactive. When the inhibitor binds to one active site, the enzyme undergoes a conformational change, ...

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by thewax
Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Noncompetitive inhibition and allosteric inhibition
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The Fiber Disease

... is continued at a second frequency to expand the plasma to the apex of said field line whereupon at least some of the plasma is trapped and oscillates between mirror points on said lines. The plasma will be contained within adjacent field lines and will drift to form a shell of relativistic ...

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Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:29 am
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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