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Lock and key models

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noun

Hypothetical depictions of the enzyme-substrate complex, which forms only when the substrate fits precisely to the active site of the enzyme, similar to the "lock" and "key" mechanism


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Two models of Enzyme-Substrate binding

... What's the merit of the "Induced-fit model" over the "Lock and Key model" regarding enzyme and substrate binding?

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by shobber
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Two models of Enzyme-Substrate binding
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