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ATP - 2 Are highly specific for a single type of substrate...

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ATP (adenosine triphosphate) - a high energy molecule that the cell makes and can turn  to as a source of chemical energy when needed   Enzymes - "biological catalysts" that speed up chemical reactions by lowering the  activation energy required to get the reaction started   Properties of Enzymes:   1. Lower the activation energy required for the reaction
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Are highly specific for a single type of substrate 3. Greatly speed up the rate of reaction (100,000 X or more) 4. May be used over and over again to catalyze the same reaction * Enzymes are thought to work by the "induced-fit" method...
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