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On the other hand, if the complex moves more slowly than the free carrier, the carrier accumulates on the cis side. In an asymmetric system the pattern of inhibition will depend therefore, on the transport properties of the substrate, for in shifting the carrier partition the substrate will alter the accessibility of the carrier to an inhibitor that binds predominantly on one side of the membrane, and in this way strengthen or weaken the inhibition. This problem comes across very clearly in the case of a noncompetitive inhibitor present in the same compartment as the substrate.
Arrows indicate equilibrium transitions. Conformational changes are marked with "C". F 0F 1 AS A CLASSICAL "CHEMIPORT" Figure 7 depicts some possible cases of the "chemiport" model for F0F 1 ATPase. The ligands, H2, Hl, ATP, ADP and Pi bind and debind to F0F 1 ATPase at various steps around the chemiport cycle. On the models drawn, binding/debinding is ordered but one can also 34 take into account the possibility that these events may be random. The double arrows in the diagram represent the conformation changes or rotation events which interconvert the states of the subunits of F 1 and, on the "chemiport" model, bring about that conformation change which carries the substrate across the membrane.