Can an enzyme work on different substrates?
No, because an enzyme is a protein. The function of each protein is determined by its shape. The protein is only that protein and can do its job only when it is in its specified shape. Since an enzyme is a protein, it has a specific shape that is made for one particular substrate. ...
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Why does a denatured protein no longer function normally?
the function of each protein is a consequence of its specific shape, which is lost when a protein becomes denatured. The shape of a protein determines its specific function within a cell. Denaturing a protein will alter its shape, thus it will no longer function. ...