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Enzymes?

biological catalysts that speed up chemical reactions by several orders of magnitude

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Enzymes affect __ not reaction equilibria.

reaction rates

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Substrates?

reactants that bind enzymes

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__ change the barrier and speed up the reaction.

Enzymes

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Difference between delta-G and delta-G-prime?

delta-G: tells you if RxN will occur under these conditions
delta-G-prime: tells you under standard conditions if RxN goes to completion

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How do you find delta-G?

=Delta-G-Prime + RT ln Keq

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Keq (equilibrum constant) =

[products]/[reactants]

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Delta-G-Prime =

-RT ln Keq

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When RxNs will not proceed, what can you add to make them proceed?

more reactants or products

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Enzyme kinetics vs. enzyme thermodynamics?

enzyme kinetics: relates to speed of RxNs
enzyme thermodynamics: tells you whether a reaction can occur

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What two things cause activation energy (if in the right orientation) and what facilitates activation energy?

temperature and concentration
enzymes

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How do enzymes stabilize the transition state?

by lowering the activation energy barrier through binding energy (this is how RxNs occur quickly)

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Describe the lock and key model.

binding of substrate to enzyme happens at the active site; no enzyme-substrate change; substrate fits exactly into enzyme at active site; complimentary shape on enzyme

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Describe the induced-fit model.

enzyme changes to fit substrate at active site; binding of substrate induces structure changes in the enzyme

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Describe the conformational selection model.

selection for conformational substrates for function; pre-knowledge of dynamic properties can be used in drug design; substrate selects for conformation at the active site (fluctuating active sites); enzyme can go back to original state; RNA can act as a biological enzyme

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How can the effect of enzymes on reaction rates be calculated?

by changing initial concentrations of substrates with time

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What is the core of enzyme kinetics?

reactant is being consumed/product formed per unit of time

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How do you measure RxN rates?

using initial velocity since reactants will have different values

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What are the two assumptions of the Michaelis-Menten Equation?

1) formation of a specific ES complex is a necessary intermediate in catalysis 2) The ES complex eventually achieves a steady state

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What is the Michaelis-Menten equation?

Vo = Vmax ([S] / (Km + [S]))

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Forward rate vs. reverse rate?

forward rate: formation of ES complex
reverse rate: breakdown of ES complex

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When is a double reciprocal (Lineweaver-Burk) plot used instead of a hyperbolic MM curve?

when extracting kinetic parameters

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Difference between Lineweaver-Burk and MM?

Plot 1/Vo vs. 1/[S] in Lineweaver-Burk rather than Vmax vs. [S]

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Which is preferred, MM or LB?

LB because it is harder to plot MM hyperbolic curves

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Km =

Michaelis Constant = (K1 + K2) / K1

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What does the Kcat/Km depend on?

pH, temperature, and certain conditions

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In cells, __ value reflects the cellular concentration of substrates and is equal to the dissociation constant (Kd) of ES complex.

Km

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Kcat?

catalytic turnover number; how much product an enzyme can form when at maximum efficiency

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When Km is high = __ affinity for reactants.

low

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When Km is low = __ affinity for reactants.

high