Proteins

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Which molecule are proteins made from?
Amino acids
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What happens to the long chains formed by these molecules?
They are folded up into a specific shape
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What do proteins act as?
Structural components of tissues (eg muscles), hormones, antibodies and catalysts
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What do catalysts do?
They increase the rate of chemical reactions
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What are biological catalysts?
Enzymes
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Which type of molecule are enzymes made from?
Proteins
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What property of enzymes is vital for its function?
The shape of the enzyme molecule
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what do high temperatures do to enzymes?
They change their shape (so the enzyme becomes denatured)
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What other factor is important for enzymes to function properly?
pH
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Where do enzymes work?
Inside and outside cells
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