Enzymes summary

A very brief summary about enzymes, the lock and key hypothesis and induced fit theory

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Enzymes
Biological catalysts
Either:
o Intracellular ­ protein synthesis (peptide bond formation)
o Extracellular ­ digestion (decomposition)
GLOBULAR PROTEIN ­ has active site ­ only certain substrates fit
LOCK & KEY HYPOTHESIS:
Active site is exact size for substrate
INDUCED FIT THEORY:
Substrate induces enzyme into right place

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