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lecture7&8_9_23&25_08inclass - Lectures 7 8...

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1 Homework: 8.2, 8.4, 8.7, 8.11, 8.15 Lectures 7 & 8 Chapter 8: Enzymes Overview: structure/classification enzyme thermodynamics transition state stabilization enzyme kinetics Michaelis-Menton kinetic parameters enzyme inhibition Enzymes are proteins (mostly) that are capable of catalyzing covalent bond cleavage and formation. (Enzymes are biochemical catalysts). Enzymes are agents of metabolic function. (they are also good therapeutic targets) Key attributes: -alter the rate of product formation -specificity -reactivity conditions Components: enzyme (active site) substrate (reactant) product (cofactor) (coenzyme) e.g., carbonic anhydrase in red blood cells; 10 7 rate acceleration Enzymes
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