Unformatted text preview: ate ligand from atmospheric CO2 as a model shown in Figure 8. Therefore it can be seen that parallels between the metal bound complex and the
new complex that this ligand may induce more favorable electron movement and
carbonate formation. It is seen that ion substitution for zinc is a favorable attribute of the zinc carbonic
anhydrase. Although there is a lack of specifics for substitution productivity, there is
enough supporting evidence to confirm that enzyme activity is still present and applicable
outside of solely experimental conditions. The discussion of carbonic anhydrase stems
from its consistency to perform its function in a variety of situations like differences in
polarity and active site confirmations, and even replacement of its main metal ion, zinc.
The greatest ability of the carbonic anhydrase is its unknown potential with ion
substitutions and being able to function at a similar level or higher level. This leads to
many areas of future research regarding experimental ion substitutions, as well as a closer
examination of recognized and potential novel zinc substitutions occurring across nature.
In conclusion, zinc carbonic anhydrase is an enzyme that has many conformations that are equally as productive due to the consistency of the proton transfer in the enzyme
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