Flashcards in Topic 2.5: Enzymes Deck (5):
An enzyme is a globular protein which acts as a biological catalyst by speeding up the rate of a chemical reaction
Define active site
The active site is the region on the surface of the enzyme which binds to the substrate molecule
What is the first step of enzyme catalysis?
When a substrate binds to the enzyme’s active site, an enzyme-substrate complex is formed
After When a substrate binds to the enzyme’s active site, an enzyme-substrate complex is formed what is the next step of enzyme catalysis?
The enzyme catalyses the conversion of the substrate into product, creating an enzyme-product complex