Enzyme Inhibition

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Enzyme inhibitors are molecules that bind to enzymes and decrease their activity.

  • A competitive inhibitor - closely resembles the structure of the substrate and so competes for the active site, but does not remain there permanently.         - - The more substrate there is available the more likely it is that a substrate molecule will find an active site. Therefore, if the substrate concentration is increased, the effect of the inhibitor is reduced.
  • Non-competitive inhibitor - the inhibitor attaches itself to…

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