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BSC 2010L Critical thinking 2 - breaking down food becomes...

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Critical Thinking 2 When negative side effects occur, the body would produce a fever in order to increase blood flow allowing WBC to easily flow to the site of the infection. Enzyme consists of the protein that is sensitive to heat. Fever increases the temperature of the whole system causing protein denaturation, which leads to structural degradation of enzyme. So it can affect the digestive system because those enzymes don't have the structural configuration to perform their normal duties. In other words, food doesn't get broken down as easily. When
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Unformatted text preview: breaking down food becomes more difficult, we lose our appetite because even a small amount of food takes much longer for our bodies to break down and we cannot handle ingesting much more food. High temperature causes the breakdown of bonds in the tertiary structure of the enzyme, changing its shape, meaning the substrate will no longer fit and enzyme-substrate complexes will not be formed. The enzyme shape will completely collapse. The microflora such as benefital bacteria in stomach is also affected by this....
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