Albumin Synthesis

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Through this experiment we measured how fast a chemical reaction occurs, by changing the degradation rate in Albumin when added to different enzymes. Albumin is a protein found in egg white, which is considered to have important storage and nutritional functions. Albumin has also been used in medicine to treat heavy metal intoxication. We ran Albumin through four different conditions to see which would make the Albumin degrade faster. We predicted that the Albumin would degrade with pepsin the fastest since it is essential for digestion of substances in the stomach.
Introduction
Enzymes contain the chemical compound which are essential for life. Enzymes are referred to as catalytic proteins, by which means that the protein speeds up chemical
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(Biology, 2001) Subsequently part of that conformation is known as the active site; the part of the enzyme where the chemical reaction will occurs. Once the specific molecule has been identified by means of the enzyme’s functions will be known as the substrate. Substrate are “[t]he molecules on which an enzyme exerts catalytic reaction.” (Hillis, 2013) However, details are considerably important on how the enzyme will react or become throughout the …show more content…
The average absorbance rate in figure 2 presents the different levels of reaction in terms of the chemical compounds. Comparing the average values (Team 1 representing our results) there is not much of a pattern when viewing the absorbance for each specific test tube for each team. Although, there are some values that were around the same range including test tube 2. As for enzyme change, the high amount of enzymes increases the absorbance that shows an increase in reaction as seen in test tube 4 (figure 1). However, because of the decrease at 30 minutes the results take a shift.

Conclusion
The Albumin degradation experiment was used to see how fast a chemical reaction occurs when adding enzymes. In the results of the experiment we saw how the three tubes which had pepsin were faster than the one without pepsin. This differed from our hypothesis which stated the tube that only contained Pepsin would degrade the most. We also saw there was a difference between the sample that had sodium bicarbonate and acetic acid. Acetic acid had a faster chemical reaction than the sample with sodium bicarbonate. Through this experiment observed how different conditions can affect the albumin

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