How enzymes power the everyday chemical reactions our bodies rely on.
- Enzymes are proteins that speed up chemical reactions in cells.
- The enzymatic process relies on optimum conditions, e.g. specific temperatures and pH levels.
- Specific enzymes (e.g. amylase) bind with specific substrates (e.g. starch) and create a product (e.g. sugar).
- Enzymes are vital and are found in all living things.
What are enzymes?
Proteins that speed up chemical reactions in cells
They help turn the breakfast you ate this morning into
Energy you can use this afternoon
The enzymatic process
Substrates (e.g. Starch) + Enzymes (e.g. Salivary Amylase) = Products (e.g. Sugar)
The enzyme binds with the substrate and ...
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