Vocabulary associated with the most important proteins in our bodies, enzymes.
biological cataylsts, functional proteins; their names usually end in - ase
a substance that causes or speeds up a chemical reaction
Energy needed to get a reaction started
the molecule upon which an enzyme acts,
the enzyme will do work on the substrate; breaking it down, fusing it together, or changing its shape
Region of an enzyme into which a particular substrate fits.
Ending materials in a chemical reaction.
specific pH at which an enzyme works the fastest
The temperature at which the rate of enzymatic activity will be at its peak.
A change in the shape of a protein (such as an enzyme) that can be caused by changes in temperature or pH (among other things).
A starting material in a chemical reaction
breaks down milk sugar (lactose)
adds DNA nucleotides to the DNA polymer
breaks down lipids
breaks down proteins