A Level Biology - Enzymes
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Increases the rate of a reaction without being consumed in the process.
within a cell
build large molecules from smaller ones
A type of protein that speeds up a chemical reaction in a living thing
break large molecules down into smaller ones
Each enzyme will only catalyse a specific reaction
Induced fit hypothesis
Flexible active site that changes shape to bind with substarte
Minimum amount of energy to start a reaction
The material or substance on which an enzyme acts.
The part of an enzyme at which catalysis of the substrate occurs
lock and key hypothesis
The active site has a fixed shape that is complementary to the substrate
the inhibitor molecule competes with the substrate for the active site
End product inhibition
a product from the reaction inhibits the enzyme that begins the pathway
Enzyme changes shape and cannot function
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