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Enzymes

biological catalysts.

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Shape of an enzyme

3D, Globular, Proteins

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Substrate

substance with which the enzymes react

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Product

substance(s) that the enzyme forms

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Catabolic enzyme

amylase

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Anabolic enzyme

DNA Polymerase

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Denatured Enzyme

one that has lost its shape and can no longer function.

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Denaturation

when the active site loses its ability to react with substarte

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Factors affecting enzyme activity

temperature, pH, substrate and enzyme concentration.

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Immobilised enzymes

enzymes that are attached or fixed to eachother or to an inert material.

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Bioprocessing

the use of enzyme controlled reactions to produce a product.

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Active Site

the part of an enzyme that combines with a substrate.

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Enzyme specificity

enzymes will read with only one particular substance.

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Optimum pH

pH value at which the enzyme works best.