Ch 5: Enzymatic Biochemistry: Tutoring Solution

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The Enzymatic Biochemistry chapter of this High School Biology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about enzymatic biochemistry. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the enzyme function and reaction concepts required in a typical high school biology course.

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  • Struggle with understanding substrate functions, activation energy, coenzymes, prosthetic groups, inhibition or any other enzymatic biochemistry topic.
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Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the functions of enzymes.
  • Discuss the environmental effects of enzymes.
  • Explain the functions of coenzymes, cofactors and prosthetic groups.
  • Describe how enzymatic reactions are inhibited and regulated.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Enzymatic Biochemistry: Tutoring Solution
Function of Enzymes: Substrate, Active Site & Activation Energy

1. Function of Enzymes: Substrate, Active Site & Activation Energy

In this lesson, we'll learn how enzymes function to lower the activation energy of a chemical reaction. Enzymes bind to their substrates to perform all kinds of important and essential cellular processes, as well as processes that help you enjoy a slice of pizza!

Function of Enzymes: Environmental Effects

2. Function of Enzymes: Environmental Effects

Enzymes appreciate the right working conditions. Can you blame them? We all work best in the correct environment. In this lesson, we'll learn how substrate concentration, temperature, and pH affect enzyme activity and structure.

Coenzymes, Cofactors & Prosthetic Groups: Function and Interactions

3. Coenzymes, Cofactors & Prosthetic Groups: Function and Interactions

Some enzymes require helpers to recognize a substrate or complete a reaction. These helpers include cofactors, coenzymes, and prosthetic groups, which are required for some enzymes' functions.

Enzymatic Reactions: Inhibition and Regulation

4. Enzymatic Reactions: Inhibition and Regulation

Enzymes are generally not allowed to run uncontrolled in a cell. While they are useful in catalyzing reactions, there is a time and place for everything. In this lesson, we'll discuss enzyme activators and inhibitors that regulate these reactions positively and negatively, respectively.

Competitive Inhibition of Enzymes: Definition & Examples

5. Competitive Inhibition of Enzymes: Definition & Examples

This lesson gives a brief overview of enzymes and enzyme function. It further defines competitive inhibition and provides real-life examples of competitive inhibitors.

What are Enzymes? - Definition & Explanation

6. What are Enzymes? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you will discover what enzymes are, explore how they work, and learn why they're needed for your cells' day-to-day functions. The lesson concludes with a quiz to test your knowledge.

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