A metabolic control mechanism in which the end product of a biochemical sequence
is able to inhibit the activity of an early enzyme
in the sequence
, thereby controlling the metabolic flux through this pathway. As an example, isoleucine controls its own synthesis by inhibiting threonine deaminase; adenosine 5-triphosphate (ATP) and citrate control glycolysis by inhibiting phosphofructokinase.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143
(Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992))
on page 154
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