Unformatted text preview: virtually every cellular process (e.g. Building molecules,
• Enzymes are usually responsible for speeding up (catalyzing) these chemical reactions
• Enzymes facilitate chemical reactions (e.g. breakdown or synthesis reactions)
• Substrate(s) becomes product(s)
• Enzyme's active site - where're action happens
• Like a lock and key - specific to one substrate - • Enzyme changes shape when it binds to substrate and this change in shape
facilitates reaction • Enzymes are not used up bythe reaction - they are catalysts
• Metabolic pathway - series of linked reactions
• Product of a previous reaction becomes the substrate of the...
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This document was uploaded on 03/27/2014 for the course BIOLOGY Bio 2 at Timber Creek High.
- Fall '09