enzyme substrate


a: Enzyme substrate ~
b: lock and key

What: This is a common association that explains the relationship between an enzyme and its respective substrate. But, if the substrate is like a key, then, typically, it is a very loose key. Many enzymes can bind with molecules that are not their primary or intended substrate. The turnover of reactant to products, in this situation, is much slower than the natural substrate.

Writer: LucreitaMia
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 30 2013 7:17 PM

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