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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMPETITIVE AND ALLOSTERIC INHIBITION

 

Competitive Inhibition

Allosteric inhibition

1.

No regulatory function.

Regulation of metabolic activity by stopping the excess formation of product.

2.

Binds with active site.

Binds to some other site except active site.

3.

Inhibitor- not a product of metabolic pathway.

Inhibitor- a product of metabolic pathway.

4.

Inhibitor shows close resemblance to the substrate in structure.

Inhibitor shows no resemblance to the substrate.

 

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