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Ch 5: Enzyme Function, Interactions & Regulation

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Watch video lessons and learn about the different aspects of enzymatic biochemistry and the function of enzymes. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Enzymatic Biochemistry - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Did you know that many of the chemical reactions inside your body are regulated by enzymes? In this chapter, we'll take a look at enzymatic biochemistry. You'll discover how enzymes regulate chemical reactions and how they work within the human body. Our instructors will teach you about enzyme interactions and show you how the environment affects individual enzymes. The mystery of how enzymes manage to stay unaltered throughout complicated biochemical processes will also be revealed in these lessons. As you learn more about how enzymes work and function, you'll begin to better understand what job they hold within the body. You'll also grasp why enzymes are able to do their jobs so well. By the end of this chapter, you'll have studied concepts that include:

  • The general function of enzymes
  • Environmental effects on enzymes
  • How enzymes lower the activation energy of a reaction
  • Molecules that can negatively affect enzymes

VideoObjective
Function of Enzymes: Substrate, Active Site & Activation Energy Explore the general function of enzymes and how they affect the energy of a reaction.
Function of Enzymes: Environmental Effects Discover how the environment of cells can affect enzymes.
Coenzymes, Cofactors & Prosthetic Groups: Function and Interactions Study how enzymes interact with coenzymes, cofactors and prosthetic groups.
Enzymatic Reactions: Inhibition and Regulation Learn how enzymes can be inhibited or regulated by molecules.

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