Enzymology, Catalytic Mechanism, Carbohydrate Metabolism, Adenosine Triphosphate
Enzymes are proteins and their function is to act as catalysts to speed up certain chemical reactions in the cell that would be slower without them. This process occurs as steps in a cycle with separate reactions in each step. If there is a missing product the step in the cycle will be incomplete and the normal function of the organism cannot be accomplished causing negative effects on the organism. The biological processed of the body would occur much more slowly or possibly not at all without the presents of enzyme reactions.
Enzymes have some very specific qualities. Enzymes are sensitive to temperature and they tend to work faster as temperature …show more content…
An important role of aldolase B is in the metabolism of fructose. This mainly happens in the liver, but also occurs in the small intestine and renal cortex. After fructose is phosphorylated (adding a phosphate group) by fructokinase to form F-1-P, it is then catalyzed by aldolase B to form glyceraldehyde and DHAP. Glyceraldehyde is phosphorylated by the enzyme triose kinase to form glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate (GP3) and DHAP is converted into GP3 by triose phosphate isomerase where the newly converted molecules enter glycolysis and are now on a direct pathway to be fully broken down