Answer to Question #222605 in Cell Biology for naomi

Question #222605

1) Enzymes are in which state of matter (solid, liquid, gas)?

2) Can enzymes be converted into solid state?

3) Do enzymes function if they are converted into solid state?


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Expert's answer
2021-08-03T15:05:01-0400

Solution

1.Enzymes are generally in fluid form to enable them carry out metabolic functions


2. Enzymes can be converted to solid state


3. Converting leads to denaturing of the enzymes, the active side may no longer bind to appropriate substrates the rate of reaction therefore decreases.



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