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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- How do enzymes reduce activation or minimum energy during a chemical reaction?
- What are some of the environmental factors that affect enzyme function?
- What are coenzymes, cofactors and prosthetic groups?
- Why do cells activate or inhibit enzyme reactions?
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!
2. Enzyme Activity & Inhibition: Structure, Substrates, pH & Temperature
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.
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.
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.
5. Cooperativity: Definition & Explanation
This lesson covers cooperative binding, which is associated with allosteric proteins. Examples and graphs showing the differences between cooperative and non-cooperative binding curves will be discussed.
6. Nuclease: Definition, Function & Activity
In biology, we encounter many chemicals with the suffix 'ase' attached to them. This is fairly indicative of an enzyme that will break chemical bonds. In this lesson, we will look at nucleases and what bonds they break.
7. Active vs. Inactive Enzymes
Enzymes are proteins that do work in cells. All enzymes have a specific job to do, but sometimes they are not needed. For this reason, the cell has to have a way to control them. This lesson will explain how enzymes are activated or inactivated.
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