- Created by: Shaahin Shabbak
- Created on: 29-05-10 14:52
Enzymes in Respiration
Enzymes help build amino acids and Proteins
Enzymes help to synthesise molecules like amino acids, the ones you do not get from your diet. They also catalyse protein synthesis by joining up the amino acids.
RESPIRATION IS NOT BREATHING IN AND OUT!
Respiration is the process of releasing energy from the breakdown of glucose, and goes on in every cell in your body.
It happens in plants too. All living things respire, is how they release energy from their food.
RESPIRATION OS THE PROCESS OF RELEASING ENERGY FROM GLUCOSE
Glucose+Oxygen -------------> Carbon Dioxide+Water+Energy
Aerobic respiration occurs inside the mitochondria. The enzymes which control respiration are found attached to the inner membrane of mitochondria.
Folded inner membrane has a large surface area so more enzymes can fit in so he rate of reaction increases. Energy released used for producing heat, contraction of the muscles (to move) and growth (building up of new materials).