Under what conditions would a protein denature?
heat and pH (definitely acidic solutions but probably basic ones too).
I guess a heat-shocked protein would be a denatured protein. Proteins and enzymes function under certain conditions, like pH and temperature. When the temperature gets too high, the protein unfolds itself, or denatures. When it gets back to normal conditions, it will just re-fold right back like it was before.
Simply put, enzymes are proteins and proteins can denature (break) under the right conditions. These conditions would include temperature and pH (however these are not the only factors) and so the changing of pH could definitely affect hexolkinase (or did you mean hexokinase? which would make more sense).
The various proteins denature at different levels of the following factors. * Acidity - an acid or a base may denature an enzyme * Solvents - a solvent (a liquid or gas that dissolves solutes) may denature an enzyme. Specifically we would be looking at alcohols such as ethanol * Heat - such as the heat of a frypan that denatures the proteins of an egg
Thermophilic enzymes are stable (they grow and thrive) at temperatures between 60-80 degrees Celsius. This makes them easier to study. This is because mesophilic enzymes will denature at these temperatures, and unlike mesophilic enzymes, thermophilic enzymes will not denature at room temp (25 degrees Celsius, making it easier for scientist to work with thermophilic enzymes. In other words, in biotechnology thermoenzymes have thermo stablity that mesophilic enzymes do not, making them much better use under…
It would denature. Here's the way I picture it....look at an egg as a protein. In a bowl (uncooked), it has a certain shape and consistency. If you expose that egg to heat, it will change shape and consistency, right? The other thing is that once you cook the egg, you can never get it go back to the shape/condition it was before you cooked it -- you can no longer use it as an…
That is difficult to answer without details. What kind of enzymes and in what context? But enzymes are made of protein so they undergo the same problems a cell or protein would in different environments. They denature and will coagulate in high temperatures, can freeze causing membranes damaged, will burst under the wrong moisture conditions (hyper/hypotonic solutions), and can be effected by other molecules present in the environment (catalysts speed reaction and inhibitors stop a…
What does this quote mean- The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men it is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man?
In such conditions, the enzymes for the digestion ,protein absorption and transport system are less active, feeding these children wiht high quantity of protein or good quality of protein would be harmful. So it should be carefully noted for treating such patients. Their diet should be gradually increased with the protein to aloww their body sufficient time to develop metabolic pathways. These children can be provided with prediested protein for a proper benefit.