Coenzymes, Cofactors & Prosthetic Groups: Function and Interactions


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1. A coenzyme is differentiated from the broader class of cofactors because it is _____.

2. Many coenzymes are derived from _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and interactive worksheet combo will help you asses your understanding of cellular topics, such as coenzymes and cofactors. Topics you'll need to be aware of to pass the quiz include characteristics of substrate and prosthetic groups.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • Traits of prosthetic groups
  • Types of coenzymes
  • Where coenzymes are derived from
  • Characteristics of different bonds

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - pull the most important information from the discussion on coenzymes
  • Knowledge application - asses the different properties of prosthetic groups
  • Explaining key concepts - accurately define and grasp main terms like cofactors

Additional Learning

To learn more about coenzymes, cofactors and prosthetic groups, review the lesson on Coenzymes, Cofactors & Prosthetic Groups: Function and Interactions. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define substrate
  • Understand where coenzymes are derived from
  • Determine what properties covalent bonds have
  • Learn how coenzymes differentiate from cofactors
  • Identify different enzymes