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Unformatted text preview: virtually every cellular process (e.g. Building molecules, changing 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.

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