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Enzyme

Historical Background Of Enzyme Research, Enzyme Structure, Enzyme Function, Environment, Enzyme Inhibitors, Regulatory Binding SitesRegulation of enzyme activity

Enzymes are biological catalysts, agents which increase the rate of chemical reactions without being used up in the reaction. They are proteins which possess special binding sites for a certain biochemicals. Weak binding interactions with the biochemical allow enzymes to accelerate specific reaction rates millions of times. Enzyme kinetics is the study of enzyme reactions and mechanisms. Enzyme inhibitor studies have allowed researchers to develop therapies for treatment of disease.


Enzyme activity is controlled by many factors, including environment, enzyme inhibitors, and regulatory binding sites on the enzyme.


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