{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Enzymes and Receptors

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

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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
Image of page 2
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
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern