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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

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