Flashcards in Metabolic Pathways Deck (13)
What are metabolic pathways controlled by?
The two types of reactions within metabolic pathways are
Anabolic & Catabolic
What type of reaction build up small molecules into large molecules?
What type of reaction break down large molecules into small molecules?
Anabolic reactions require
Catabolic reactions release
What is induced fit?
When the shape of an enzyme's active site changes shape to better fit the substrate.
Substrates have high affinity for
the active site
Products leave the active site because they have a
A competitive inhibitor binds
at the active site (which prevents the substrate from binding)
Competitive inhibition can be reversed by
increasing substrate concentration
A non-competitive inhibitor binds
away from the active site (but changes the shape of the active site which prevents the substrate from binding)