Oxanion hole

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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:

References

  • Lehinger, Principles of Biochemistry, 4th ed.



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