p57 enzyme action descripition

p57 enzyme action descripition - substrate and weaken...

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Joseph Leonard – 11/19/07 – Enzyme diagram and description An enzyme is an organic molecule that acts as a catalyst and is essential for the functioning of any cell. An enzyme and a substrate have to have shapes that allow them to fit together for enzyme action to occur. When an enzyme and a substrate link, the enzyme’s shape changes slightly, allowing the enzyme to conform to the shape of the
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Unformatted text preview: substrate and weaken chemical bonds in the substrate. This allows the enzymes to reduce activation energy. After this reaction, the products are released from the enzyme. The enzyme can be used many times because it is uncharged....
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