IB Biology 2.5 Enzymes

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Active Site
a region on an enzyme that binds to a protein or other substance during a reaction
Catalase
an enzyme that catalyses the reduction of hydrogen peroxide
Denaturation
process modifying the molecular structure of a protein
Enzyme Activity
is a measure of the quantity of active enzyme present
Enzymes
a substance produced by a living organism which acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction
Hydrolysis
the chemical breakdown of a compound due to reaction with water
Lactase
an enzyme which catalyses the hydrolysis of lactose to glucose and galactose
Lactose
a disaccharide containing glucose and galactose units
Metabolism
the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life
Substrate
the material or substance on which an enzyme acts