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Flashcards - How Enzymes Work

Flashcards - How Enzymes Work
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substrate
In chemistry, a substrate is typically the chemical species being observed in a chemical reaction, which reacts with reagent to generate a product
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active site
In biology, the active site is the region of an enzyme where substrate molecules bind and undergo a chemical reaction
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active site
In biology, the active site is the region of an enzyme where substrate molecules bind and undergo a chemical reaction
substrate
In chemistry, a substrate is typically the chemical species being observed in a chemical reaction, which reacts with reagent to generate a product
Cofactors
A cofactor is a non-protein chemical compound or metallic ion that is required for a protein's biological activity to happen
competitive inhibition
Competitive inhibition is a form of enzyme inhibition where binding of the inhibitor to the active site on the enzyme prevents binding of the substrate and vice versa

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