What are four characteristics of enzymes?
- Play essential roles in regulating chemical pathways
- Making materials that cells need
- Releasing energy
- Transferring information
Enzymes are the substances present in the cell in small amounts that function to speed up or catalyze chemical reactions. Characterstics of Enzymes: * Chemically,enzymes are generally globular proteins. * Enzymes are catalyst that break down or synthesize more complex compounds. * Enzymes are only present in small amounts in the cell since they are not altered during their reactions. * Enzymes are highly specific for their substrate.