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biology october 11

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Competitive Inhibitor
Has a structure that is so similar to the substrate that it can bond to the enzyme just like the substrate
Noncompetitive Inhibitor
Binds to a site on the enzyme that is not the active site. When this occurs, the shape of the enzyme is distorted
Irreversible Inhibitor
Forms a covalent bond with an amino acid side group within the active site, which prevents the substrate from entering the active site or prevents catalytic activity
Active Site
What the competitive inhibitor competes with the substrate for on the enzyme
Enzyme Inhibitors
Disrupt normal interactions between an enzyme and its substrate