biology notes

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  • Created on: 18-09-15 15:48

What are enzymes?
Enzymes are special types of proteins. Like all proteins, enzymes are made from strings of amino acids. The function of the enzyme is determined by the sequence of amino acids, types of amino acids, and the shape of the string.
What do enzymes do?
Enzymes are responsible for a lot of the work that is going on in cells. They act as catalysts in order to help produce and speed up chemical reactions. When a cell needs to get something done, it almost always uses an enzyme to speed things along.
Enzymes are Specific
Enzymes are very specific. This means that each type of enzyme only reacts with the specific type of substance that it was made for. This is important so enzymes don't go around…


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