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  • Enzymes: Enzyme and Enzymes- Substrate Complex

    What is Enzyme? Enzymes are protein that acts as speed up reactions and break down molecules in our body. However‚ different enzymes only work on certain types of molecules. Enzymes can accelerate the reactions by more than one million times.(3) In our human body‚ there are a total about forty thousand types of enzymes and each catalyzes different kind of molecule.(3) The molecules that enzymes help to accelerate is called substrates‚ and when enzyme is combined together with the substrate‚ it

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  • ENZYMES

    it’s lowest to do so. However‚ in cold solutions the starch will take longer as it will in temperatures beyond 40 degrees. Once it reaches this point‚ the break down will either take a very long period of time or have no reaction at all as enzymes are denatured at a certain point. Materials: · 4 x test tubes · 5mL Diastase · 5mL Water · 10mL 2% Starch Suspension. · Pipette · 2 x Spotting tiles · Large Beaker filled with water of assigned temperature · Thermometer

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  • Enzymes

    Enzyme as protein Dr.Samina Haq Quantitative and qualitative test for protein and amino acids • 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Qualitative test Ninhydrin test Biuret test Xanthoproteic test Millons test Hopkins-cole test Nitroprusside test Quantitative test 1. 2. 3. Spectrophotometric assay Protein shows maximum absorbance at 280nm due to presence of tyrosine and tryptophane. Biuret test shows 540nm Lowry test shows 750nm Ninhydrin Test • Amino acid containing a free

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  • Enzymes

    Enzymes (pron.: /ˈɛnzaɪmz/) are large biological molecules responsible for the thousands of chemical interconversions that sustain life.[1][2] They are highly selective catalysts‚ greatly accelerating both the rate and specificity of metabolic reactions‚ from the digestion of food to the synthesis of DNA. Most enzymes are proteins‚ although some catalytic RNA molecules have been identified. Enzymes adopt a specific three-dimensional structure‚ and may employ organic (e.g. biotin) and inorganic (e

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    There are approximately 40‚000 enzymes living in one human cell‚ each responsible for a chemical reaction. Enzymes are complex 3D protein molecules created by amino acids‚ forming a unique sequence that produces hydrogen bonds‚ eventually formulating an enzyme within plants and animals (Boyle & Senior‚ 2002). Working alongside other molecules‚ they uphold a stable reaction system. The function of an enzyme is to aid and increase chemical reactions and organise metabolism‚ while maintaining homeostasis

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    milk Introduction Enzymes are globular protein‚ responsible for most of the chemical activities of living organisms. They are made up of long chains of amino acids containing carbon‚ hydrogen‚ oxygen and nitrogen (Gunsch‚ 2012). The role of enzyme is to act as catalysts‚ substances that speed up chemical reactions without being chemically altered during the process. The speeding up of chemical reactions is done by lowering the activation energy required to start a reaction. Enzymes are specific in

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    Reactions Enzymes are proteins found in living things that speed up chemical reactions. They aid in nearly all metabolic processes‚ such as food digestion‚ molecule synthesis‚ and the storage/ release of energy. An enzyme speeds up the rate of the chemical reactions by lowering the reaction’s activation energy‚ which means that by definition‚ an enzyme functions as biological catalyst. The activation energy is the energy that is used to get a reaction started. The function of an enzyme is dependent

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    Enzymes Enzymes are… * Biological catalysts Lower the energy level needed for a biochemical reaction to occur. This energy level is called activation energy. * Proteins Polypeptide chains made up of 100’s-1000’s of amino acids in a specific sequence. * Do not get “used up” in a reaction The number of “uses” of an enzyme depends on the enzyme. * Work more efficiently at certain optimum temperatures. * They are “reaction-specific”. Each enzyme is included in one reaction.

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    amylase and starch. Introduction The enzyme amylase is found in the human body‚ it catalyses the hydrolosis of internal glycosidic bonds in polysaccharides‚ the breakdown of starch into sugars. Amylase is present in human saliva‚ where it initiates the chemical process of digestion. Enzymes work best at an optimum pH of 7 which is the bodies normal pH. The pH affects the charge of the amino acid at the active site. PH changes affect the structure of an enzyme molecule and therefore affect its ability

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  • Enzymes!!

    Enzyme Catalysis Lab Problem: Before the lab‚ one should understand: • The general functions and activities of enzymes; • The relationship between the structure and function of enzymes • The concept of initial reaction rates of enzymes; • How the concept of free energy relates to enzyme activity; • That change in temperature‚ pH‚ enzyme concentration‚ and substrate concentration can affect the initial reaction rates of enzyme-catalyzed reactions; and • Catalyst‚ catalysis‚ and catalase

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