What do enzymes help?

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What do enzymes help?

Post by Biology_222 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:54 am

I dont get it was are enzymes for how do they help the cell???? :? Do they help gain protein or store liquids, etc. Help me ???? How would they help for the city of tomorrow???

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Post by victor » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:09 pm

all of our body processes can be generalized as this equation below:

A + B --> C + D

In chemistry, if we want to obtain C and D so quickly, then we have to do 2 classical ways which are:
1. Heat it uuuuuup....
2. add catalyst

But unfortunately, our body have to maintain it's temperature in normal (about 37º C), so, we can't use option number one to speed up the chemical processes in our body. So, our last choice is only number two....and that's what enzymes are for...to speed up the reaction.. :D

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Post by baikuza » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:45 pm

enzymes=biocatalic compound

it is catalist!!!

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Post by sporkius » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:42 am

Enzymes act as a catalyst (aka-speed switch) so that reaction rates can be increased or decreased. If the enzyme is working to hard a inhibitor will stop the enzyme. This is useful in cells so that you don’t end up with to much of a substance and not enough of another. (especially in processes that require both substances for the reaction to continue)

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Post by chemistry_freako » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:31 am

Enzymes are involved in daily activities (even if we don't see them), and an example would be the salivary amylase in our mouth :wink:
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Post by Ultrashogun » Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:13 pm

How would they help the city of tommorow?!

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Post by sporkius » Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:51 pm

Ultrashogun wrote:How would they help the city of tommorow?!

What exactly do you mean by that.

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Post by Ultrashogun » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:34 pm

sporkius wrote:
Ultrashogun wrote:How would they help the city of tommorow?!

What exactly do you mean by that.


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