Answer to Question #183836 in Biochemistry for Emmers Occean

Question #183836

Describe, in biochemical detail, the structure of functional [name of enzyme]. Include any coenzymes, cofactors, etc


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2021-04-23T07:01:11-0400



Enzymes catalyze all kinds of chemical reactions that are involved in growth, blood coagulation, healing, diseases, breathing, digestion, reproduction, and many other biological activities.

eg.- Amylase, produced in the mouth

Pancreatic lipase, produced in the pancreas


A cofactor is a non-protein chemical compound or metallic ion that is required for anenzyme's activity as a catalyst (a catalyst is a substance that increases the rate of achemical reaction). 

Cofactors can be considered "helper molecules" that assist in biochemical transformations.

eg.-Coenzyme Q , Cytidine triphosphate


Coenzymes such as coenzyme A, acetyl coenzyme A, cellular redox coenzymes: NAD+(oxidized nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), NADH (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), NADP+ (oxidized nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) and NADPH (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate), energy coenzyme


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