What do you know about the consumption of an enzyme during a metabolic reaction in the body?
The enzyme combines with the substrate (s) to make the enzyme substrate complex. After the product is created, it dissociates from the enzyme, and the enzyme can be reused on another substrate, ...
Asked in Biology, Biochemistry
How does enzyme substrate complex allow enzymes to be reused in reactions?
after a substrate and enzyme have bonded and done their chemical reaction, they seperate. thus leaving a free enzyme again. hence another substrate will take its place. ...
Asked in Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Biochemistry
What happens to an enzyme after the products are released?
It returns to its original shape, and is reused. Look up the 'lock and key' and 'induced fit' models. ...
Asked in Chemistry
Can an enzyme be reused after catalyzing a chemical reaction?
Yes, enzymes can be reused over and over again for catalyzing chemical reactions because they are not consumed during the reaction, so they will remain in solution to quicken the reaction again with fresh substrates. Think of an enzyme as a container that forces its substrates to be in closer proximity to each other, which increases the chances of collisions and, in turn, the chances for a reaction to occur faster. ...
Where does messenger RNA go after being transcribed?
It passes through a nuclear pore and goes to the ribosome to be translated. After this it returns to the nucleus to be broken up into individual nucleotides by an enzyme and gets reused. ...
Asked in Microbiology
Can the enzyme be reused or is it destroyed in the reaction?
Yes. Enzymes are pretty much known as catalysts, and the definition of a catalyst is "a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction, without being consumed or produced by the reaction." So thus we see the enzyme being active in a reaction but not destroyed. There are exceptions to this, though. If an enzyme is kept in hot, unfavorable temperatures, it will change shape or become "denatured" and may become useless in a very short time. ...