2EnzymesEnzymes – proteins that are the catalysts used by cells to initiate chemical reactions.Cells can regulate which reactions occur and how quickly by regulating which enzymes are present.
3EnzymesAn enzyme works by binding to a specific molecule and stressing the bonds of that molecule to make the reaction more likely.Shape of the enzyme is key.An enzyme is specific for a particular reactant.
4Enzymes Active site – place on enzyme where reactant fits. Binding site – place on reactant where it binds to enzyme.
5Enzymes3Catalyzed reactionCourse of reactionEnergyis released.ActivationenergyUncatalyzedCatalyzedProductReactantAn enzyme lowers the activation energy of a particular reaction.It may encourage the breaking of a particular chemical bond in the reactant.
6EnzymesOr, an enzyme may encourage the formation of a link between 2 reactants holding them near each other.
7Regulating Enzymes Enzymes must have a precise shape to work properly. Cells can control when an enzyme is active by altering its shape.
8Calories for Energy Carbohydrates are used for energy. Fats are used to construct cell membranes & other cell structures, to insulate nervous tissue, and to provide energy.Fat-soluble vitamins that are essential for proper health are also absorbed with fats.Proteins are used as building materials for cell structures, enzymes, hemoglobin, hormones, and muscle & bone tissue.
9DigestionChemical digestion breaks down larger food particles of polysaccharides, fats, & proteins into smaller subunits:MonosaccharidesFatty acidsAmino acids
10Amylase In the mouth, food is mixed with saliva. It moistens & lubricates the food.Saliva contains amylase, an enzyme that breaks down starch.
11Pepsin Gastric glands have 2 kinds of secretory cells: Parietal cells secrete HCl.Chief cells secrete pepsinogen.Pepsinogen is a weak protease (protein-digesting enzyme) that only works at very low pH, which is supplied by the HCl.Activated pepsinogen molecules become pepsin which is a stronger protease.
12LipaseLiver – secretes bile which consists of bile pigments and bile salts which are delivered to the duodenum during digestion.Bile salts work like a detergent to disperse fats into tiny droplets in a process called emulsification, resulting in a greater surface area for the enzyme lipase to break fats down into fatty acids.
13DigestionLarge molecules are broken down into small molecules as digestion is completed.Acid from the stomach gets neutralized.Digestion is completed.Carbohydrates sugarsProteins amino acidsFats fatty acidsSmall molecules pass through the epithelial layer and are absorbed into the bloodstream.