Enzyme Basics + Enzyme Structure

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A FAT molecule is made up of FATTY ACID and GLYCEROL...
PROTEASE breaks down protein molecules to make GLUCOSE
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A PROTEIN moleule is made up of many AMINO ACIDS...
AMYLASE breaks down carbohydrate molecules to make FATTY ACIDS and GLYCEROL
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A STARCH molecule is made up of many GLUCOSE MOLECULES...
LIPASE breaks down fat molecules into AMINO ACIDS
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Enzymes are biolgical catalysts, meaning they...
speed up reactions to break down large molecules into smaller ones
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Enzymes work by having a specific are called an...
ACTIVE SITE
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This is a complimentary shape to it's...
substrate
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Enzymes are not altered in any way so...
can be used again
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Enzymes can also change one molecule into another and can...
build larger molcules from lots of smaller ones
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AMYLASE breaks down carbohydrate molecules to make FATTY ACIDS and GLYCEROL

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A PROTEIN moleule is made up of many AMINO ACIDS...

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LIPASE breaks down fat molecules into AMINO ACIDS

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speed up reactions to break down large molecules into smaller ones

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ACTIVE SITE

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