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series of chemical reactions that either builds a complex molecule or breaks down a complex molecule into simpler molecules
metabolic pathways which release energy by breaking down complex molecules to simpler compounds
metabolic pathways which consume energy to build complicated molecules from simpler ones
second law of thermodynamics
every energy transfer or transformation increases the entropy of the universe
the portion of a system's energy that can perform work when temperature and pressure are uniform throughout the system
free energy decreases, stability increases, and the released free energy can be harnessed for work
brings chemical groups of the active site into positions that enhance their ability to catalyze the chemical reaction
reduce the productivity of enzymes by blocking substrates from entering active sites
any case in which a protein's function at one site is affected by the binding of a regulatory molecule to a separate site
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