How does pH affect the activity of Trypsin?

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My teacher has asked me to investigate this, but there is nothing directly linked on the internet (not that I can see anyway). Does anybody have any idea? Thanks :D

Posted Wed 28th November, 2012 @ 19:58 by Kate Westall

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Trypsin is an enzyme and has an optimal operating pH of about 7.5-8.5 (according to wikipedia). This means when the pH alters either side of the optimum, it affects the hydrogen bonds holding the enzyme together and it becomes denatured. Its probably similer to any other enzyme/protein so maybe explain what happens when the pH increases or decreases

Answered Wed 28th November, 2012 @ 20:44 by Sophie