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Competitive inhibition HTML5


Enzymes are catalysts. They speed up the rate of biochemical reactions. They convert a given substrate to the product of the reaction.

Learning goals

  • To understand how an enzyme works
  • To understand how a given enzyme can split a given substrate into products
  • To understand how a given enzyme can join two given substrates to form one product
  • To understand why an enzyme is substrate specific
  • To understand how a competitive inhibitor works to slow down the catalytic activity

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Biochemical reactions are required for the cell to sustain its metabolic activities. These reactions are sped up by enzymes.

Enzymes are proteins acting as catalysts.

The compound an enzyme…

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