Enzyme activity lab report

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Enzyme Activity and Function The Effects of pH on Enzyme Activity By Shyla Ray Biology 100-Concepts of Biology Section D September 30, 2007 Instructor: Greg Kaltenecker
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Introduction Inorganic, as well as organic cells need something to help speed the process of functioning up. In a lot of cases a catalyst, which is not present in living organisms, is added to inorganic cells to increase the rate of chemical reactions. In organic cells there are enzymes, which are similar to catalysts. Enzymes are proteins in which metabolic reactions happen in organic cells of living organisms. There are more than 3,000 known enzymes in the human body. The body’s ability to function and repair itself is directly related to the strength and number of enzymes that are present. Every second, they are changing and renewing, sometimes at unbelievable rates. This is why an enzyme deficiency can be so devastating. Enzymes work by combining itself with a substrate molecule, kind of similar to a lock and key, and the result is another molecule called an enzyme substrate complex, in which the original enzyme molecule is unchanged. There are factors that change/ denature an enzyme activity which include temperature,
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course BIOL 100 taught by Professor Dottydouglas during the Spring '08 term at Boise State.

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