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Cyanide

Postby Joker » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:59 am

Cyanide binds to an enzyme, cytochrome oxidase, preventing it from transferring electrons to the final acceptor molecule in aerobic cellular repiration.
a) What is the final acceptor molecule?
b) Where in the cell would cynanide target this enzyme?
c) Explain why cyanide is such a fast acting poison that results in the death of the organism.



Any help on the above questions will be greatly appreciated!
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Postby biohazard » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:31 am

What do you think about this? I don't think anyone here wants to do your homework, but tell us what you think, and then we can try to help you out - if you still need help.
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