Answer to Question #101289 in Cell Biology for Abhishek

Question #101289
Explain the characteristics of enzyme and mechanism of its action.
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2020-01-13T11:23:47-0500

Characteristics of enzymes:

  • speed up the reaction;
  • are required in minute amounts;
  • are highly specific;
  • affected by pH, temperature and substrate concentration.

Mechanism of action of enzymes: an enzyme attracts substrates to its active site, catalyzes the chemical reaction by which products are formed, and then allows the products to dissociate from the active site.



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