- Proteins are made from long chains of different amino acids.
- Enzymes are a type of protein that speeds up the chemical reactions inside cells.
- Each type of enzyme does a specific job.
- Enzymes work best at optimum temperatures and pH values.
- Mutations can affect the ability of a protein to work properly.
- Proteins are polymers
- Enzymes are biological catalysts – protein molecules that speed up chemical reactions.
- The shape of an enzyme determines how it works.
- If an active site is changed enough in a protein substate's won't be able to fit in them anymore, at that point you would call the protein 'denatured'. Denaturing can happen at high temperatures and at extreme pH values.
- Enzymes have active sites that substrate molecules (the substances involved in the chemical reaction) fit into when a reaction happens.
- he mechanism involved is called the 'lock and key' mechanism.
- Enzymes work best at particular temperatures…
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