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Describe what an enzyme is.
A biological catalyst, highly specialized proteins.
How do enzymes work?
They allow for catalyst to take place, by placing special substrates that only fit in that enzyme and fusing them together
What determines the specificity of an enzyme?
The active site where the substrate binds.
Some enzymes require _____ to carry out catalysis.
Co-factors
What is permanently bound to the enzyme?
Prosthetic groups.
Describe metabolism.
One product act as an reactant for the next reaction. Each reaction is catalyzed by an enzyme.
What affect the enzyme activity?
pH and temperature.