Metalbolism - Enzymes

3 important questions on Metalbolism - Enzymes

Where are enzymes made and where are they active?

Enzymes are made within the cell and may be active inside the cell (intracellular enzymes), or they will be transported outside the cell (extracellular enzymes) such as those enzymes associated with digestion in the gut

Where does the optimum activity of enzymes depend upon?

The optimum activity of enzymes depend upon the environment such as temperature or in presence of other substances

Which 6 characteristics does enzymes have?

  1. All enzymes are proteins
  2. control a particular chemical reaction
  3. reusable (can perform its function multiple times)
  4. inactivated or damaged by heat
  5. sensitive to acid and/or alkali
  6. mostly prefer neutral pH    

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