ENZYMES

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CATALYST
A substance which speeds up the rate of reaction
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ENZYME
A biological catalyst
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ACTIVATION ENERGY
The energy needed for a chemical reaction to take place
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ACTIVE SITE
Special site in the structure of an exzye where the substrate binds
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DENATURED
When enzymes lose their shape - no longer bind to their substrate
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OPTIMUM TEMPERTAURE
The temperture which enzymes work best at
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ANABOLIC REACTIONS
Build up large molecules from smaller ones
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CATABOLIC REACTIONS
Break down large molecules into smaller ones
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SUBSTRATES
Molecules that react in the enzyme-catalysed reaction
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CATALASE
Enzyme which catalysts the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide
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ENZYME

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ACTIVE SITE

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DENATURED

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