Flashcards in Enzyme || Deck (5)
What is the substrate?
The substance an enzyme reacts with.
What is a product?
A product is formed when enzyme reacts with substrate.
What is the active site?
The region of an enzyme that binds with the substrate
How does an enzyme work?
-Substrate binds to active site, forming an enzyme- substrate complex.
-enzyme slightly alters the shape of its active site in order to fit the substrate -> induced fit theory
- product is then released from active site/ active site now available again to repeat process