How are enzymes affected if their shape is changed?
If the shape of an enzyme is changed, the identification between the enzyme and the substance this enzyme works on will not happen.
There are several factors that affect enzyme itself. 1. Temperature As the shape specificity of the enzyme's active site is vital for any enzyme reaction, therefore an optimal temperature is important for enzymes. Enzymes will be inactive under low temperatures since it has too low kinetic energy to start the reaction or quickens the reaction. Alternatively, enzyme's structure and the shape of active site will changed in high temperature. Eventually, enzymes are denature and never…
Enzymes are biologically active molecules with specific "active sites", a good analogy is a key and its characteristic notches. If the factor modifies the enzyme's shape then the locations of the enzyme's "active sites" (notches, so to speak) may also be changed, or the sites may be deleteriously affected. Thus the functionality of the enzyme is impaired.
Enzymes are organic molecules that are highly specific catylists for biological chemical reactions. Enzymes are not permanently changed by the reactions that they catalyze, although the may transiently change shape a little during the reaction. At the end of the reaction, the enzyme is the same shape that it was at the beginning.
Enzymes are denatured (their shape is changed so it doesn't work) when boiled Answer: enzymes whose optimum pH and temperature is well below the boiling point ( of water?) will be denatured and there are a few enzymes which works best at the higher temperature and hence does not get denatured...eg: The Taq polymerase!!!
No. Enzymes are ORGANIC catalysts. Enzymes are types of protein that are very similar to inorganic catalysts. Both increase the rate of a reaction (while decreasing activation energy.) Also, neither of them are used up or changed in the reactions that they speed up. A difference between the two is that enzymes are complex proteins but catalysts are simple inorganic molecules. The main difference is the way that the two are affected by temperature. Like…
Answer Enzymes are biological catalysts, they speed up chemical reactions inside livig things. They are made up of proteins. Enzymes have a special shape, there is a starting chemical called a substrate that fits into the enzymes special shape. - you may wanna consider the substrates that are in enzyme's along with the product
Yes, enzymes are proteins and it is their sequence of amino acids (primary structure) that determines what kind of an enzyme it is and makes all the enzymes unique and it is the tertiary structure of enzymes that maintains their shape and give rise to the unique active site. When an enzyme is denatured, it loses its tertiary structure and therefore its shape.