Food Chem 6 - Food Science October 28, 2009 Enzymes are...

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Food Science October 28, 2009 Enzymes are natures catalysts Are biological catalysts causing chemical conversion The material they act on/ convert is call the substrate Substrate- protein product-peptides enzyme-protease Starch sugars amylase Triglyceride Notice the ase at the end of the enzyme All enzymes are proteins Enzymes can be very big Some enzymes also require an additional small molecule- a coenzyme- to function Eg. A metal ion M+ Or a vitamin The coenzyme is bound to the surface of the enzyme Co enzyme is normally quite small compared to enzyme Whether using some of the microbe or the whole microbe- they change aspect of food Found in all living cellscan be intracellular or extracellular When it comes to digestive enzyme there all extracellular in our stomach Enzyme+substrate(food partcle)- has a whole wanted to be filled- finds substarte- usually only one substrate can fit- lock and key Combined enzyme and substrate Enzymes don’t just break bonds, they can make bonds, or do neither and just simply
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