Enzyme Inhibitor: Definition & Examples


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Why does the body need enzyme inhibitors?

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1. An enzyme works when a _____ binds at the _____.

2. Which type of inhibitor binds at the active site?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of enzyme inhibitors. Topics covered in the quiz include understanding the body's need for enzyme inhibitors and how an enzyme works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Why our bodies need enzyme inhibitors
  • How enzymes work
  • Type of inhibitor that binds at the active site
  • Example of uncompetitive inhibitors

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding the body's need for enzyme inhibitors and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify how enzymes work

Additional Learning

To learn more about why we need inhibitors, review the corresponding lesson Enzyme Inhibitor: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Know what an enzyme inhibitor is and its function
  • Understand the importance of enzymes in the cell
  • Identify the molecule that an enzyme works on
  • Describe how enzymes can be knows as catalysts
  • Appreciate the three main types of enzyme inhibition and their characteristics