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Unformatted text preview: active site are called competitive inhibitors. For example, both methanol and ethanol for the active site on the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase. Substances that bind to the enzyme at some other place changing its shape so it can no longer function effectively are called non-competitive inhibitors. Allosteric inhibitors are non-competitive inhibitors. A number of poisons block enzyme activity in this way. Many pesticides block essential nervous system enzymes. Mercury inhibits the function of many enzymes, partly by blocking the attachment of the needed cofactor....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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