Enzyme As Flask.....

a: Enzyme ~
b: highly specialized reaction flask

What: "Meanwhile, cells make all kinds of things happen by keeping the reactants around in very low concentration (or trickily compartmentalized, a factor not to be ignored), and then sticking them together with other reactants inside the active site of an enzyme. The middle of an enzyme is like a reaction flask that's just big enough for the two molecules, and all sorts of unlikely chemistry happens under those conditions, things that you just can't get away with in bulk solutions."

Writer: Derek Lowe
Date: May 7 2013 10:20 AM

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