cofactor binding

id: GO:0048037
name: cofactor binding
namespace: molecular_function
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: Interacting selectively and non-covalently with a cofactor, a substance that is required for the activity of an enzyme or other protein. Cofactors may be inorganic, such as the metal atoms zinc, iron, and copper in certain forms, or organic, in which case they are referred to as coenzymes. Cofactors may either be bound tightly to active sites or bind loosely with the substrate.

Child Functions

GO:0030170pyridoxal phosphate binding
GO:0048038quinone binding
GO:0050662coenzyme binding
GO:0051192prosthetic group binding

Parent Functions