BC: What does it mean for an enzyme to get denatured??
1: Enzymes are biological catalysts. What does that mean?
2: Biological: made of cells Catalyst: speeds up chemical reactions
3: Enzymes are made of proteins. Proteins are macro molecules (very large chemical chains).
4: What are the monomers (single units) of proteins called?
5: Amino acids!!! There are 20 amino acids *Humans can produce 10
6: Substrates: things that get changed in a chemical reaction.
7: For example: H2O2 gets changed to water and oxygen in the peroxidase lab.
8: Enzymes do not get changed in a chemical reaction. They are like the gas pedal of a car--the pedal is just used to accelerate the car, it doesn't change and can do it's job again.
9: The active site is the region on the enzyme where the substrate binds.