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