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MSE618 SPRING 2018 Reading assignment 3 (Week 5): Chap 2 pages 64-83 Chap 3 pages 91 -95 1. Describe competitive inhibition a. Competitive inhibition occurs when the inhibitor, a compound that decreases enzyme catalyzed reactions, competes with the substrate for active binding sites on the enzyme. 2. Describe noncompetitive inhibition a. Noncompetitive inhibition is similar to competitive inhibition in that both inhibit the product from forming. Noncompetitive inhibition does not bind to the active sites of the enzyme but rather inhibits other reaction paths. 3. Describe rate-limiting step a. The rate-limiting step can be described as one step of many in a multi-step reaction, who’s rate is much smaller than any other step. This step is often used to characterize the overall rate of the reaction. The reaction is said to be controlled by this
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