Presentation on theme: "Enzymes. Question: What are enzymes? Enzymes Answer: 1.Most enzymes are proteins. 2.Biological Catalyst - a chemical agent that accelerates a reaction."— Presentation transcript:
Enzymes 3. Selective: enzymes are specific for which they will catalyze - (Specificity- depends upon 3D) 4. Recycled: enzymes are reusable. examples: amylase 5.”ase” endings:examples: amylase catalase catalase lactase lactase
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What Affects Enzyme Activity? Two factors:Two factors: 1.Environmental Conditions 2.Enzyme Inhibitors
1. Environmental Conditions Enzymatic reactions are very specific. The following environmental conditions affect enzymatic reactions: denature enzyme. 1. Temperature (extremes most dangerous) high temps may denature the enzyme. 2. pH (most like 6-8 pH- neutral)
2. Cofactors and Coenzymes Inorganic substances (zinc, iron) vitamins enzymatic activityInorganic substances (zinc, iron) and vitamins (respectively) are sometimes need for proper enzymatic activity. Example:Example: Ironquaternary structure-hemoglobin Iron must be present in the quaternary structure - hemoglobin in order for it to pick up oxygen.
2. Enzyme Inhibitors Two examples:Two examples: resembleenzyme’s normal substrate competeactive site a. Competitive inhibitors: are chemicals that resemble an enzyme’s normal substrate and compete with it for the active site. Enzyme Competitive inhibitor Substrate
2. Enzyme Inhibitors b. Noncompetitive inhibitors: Inhibitors that do not enter the active site, but bind to another part of the enzyme causing the enzyme to change its shape, which in turn alters the active site. Substrate Enzyme active site altered Noncompetitive Inhibitor