Enzymes and Receptors

Enzymes and Receptors - February 9, 2011 Enzymes and...

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February 9, 2011 Enzymes and Receptors (Hormones and Neurotransmitters) Protein Structure Enzymes Specialized class of proteins a molecule that controls the direction of the chemical reaction; provides the best environment for the chemical reaction to take place biological catalysts : speed up the chemical reactions extremely specific : lock-and-key mechanism
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February 9, 2011 Mechanism of Enzyme Catalysis Hormones cell: structural unit of any living organism cells form organs and tissues : heart, kidneys, liver, pancreas, brain, etc. To function smoothly, organs need to communicate with each other. They produce chemicals called hormones. Hormones enter the bloodstream and travel around the body to affect other organs
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February 9, 2011 Examples of hormones Sex hormones: testosterone and progesterone (produced by the male testes and the female ovaries). o Development and maintenance of the genitals and secondary sex characteristics (hairiness of the body and face, muscle size, low pitch of the male’s voice, development of breasts
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course CHEM 004 taught by Professor Zysmilich during the Spring '06 term at GWU.

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