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Q: Why competitive inhibitors can be overcome and how it is overcome?
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Chemical mechanisms that can turn off or reduce an enzyme are?

These chemicals are called competitive inhibitors.

How does a non-competitive activator affect enzyme activity?

Well, unlike competitive inhibitors the non-competitive inhibitors will not compete the active site of the enzyme with substrate . Instead, it will combine with the enzyme somewhere except the ative site and alter the whole shape of the enzymes therefore the active site of substrate and enzyme are not the same and therefore no enzyme-substrate complex can be formed and the enzymatic effect can't be restored becausr the enzymes are now denatured

What are the two types of gastric acid inhibitors?

There are two types of gastric acid inhibitors, H2-receptor blockers and proton pump inhibitors. H2-receptor blockers are a type of antihistamine.

What happens if an inhibitor is irreversible?

Irreversible inhibition refers to the inactivation of an enzyme by a tightly, typically covalent, bound inhibitor. The kinetics for irreversible inhibition do not follow competitive or non-competitive kinetics.

Difference between reversible and irreversible inhibitors?

Enzyme inhibitors are molecules that bind to enzymes and decrease their activity. The binding of an inhibitor can stop a substrate from entering the enzyme's active site and/or hinder the enzyme from catalyzing its reaction. Inhibitor binding is either reversible or irreversible. Irreversible inhibitors usually react with the enzyme and change it chemically. These inhibitors modify key amino acid residues needed for enzymatic activity. In contrast, reversible inhibitors bind non-covalently and different types of inhibition are produced depending on whether these inhibitors bind the enzyme, the enzyme-substrate complex, or both.

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Inhibitors that decrease an enzymes activity by binding to the active site?

I would just call it an inhibitor. An inhibitor may be a small molecule,such as a metal or it may be a protein.

Can enzyme activity be affected by salinity and inhibitors?

Yes, both salinity and inhibitors can affect enzyme activity. There are two types of inhibitors, non-competitive and competitive inhibitors that will either bind to the allosteric or active site respectively.

Why does adding additional substrate overcome competitive but not noncompetitive inhibition?

A competitive inhibitor competes with the substrate to bind to the active site while a noncompetitive inhibitor binds to an allosteric site of the enzyme (one other than the active site). Thus no amount of substrate can overcome or in a sense interfere with the inhibitors binding to an allosteric site.

Can enzyme reaction can be slowed or halted using inhibitors?

Yes, enzyme reactions can be slowed or halted using inhibitors. Inhibitors can bind to the enzyme and prevent it from binding to its substrate, thus inhibiting the reaction. There are different types of inhibitors, such as competitive inhibitors that compete with the substrate for binding to the enzyme, and non-competitive inhibitors that bind to a different site on the enzyme and alter its shape or function.

Do noncompetitive inhibitors bind to the active site?

A non-competitive inhibitor

Competitive and noncompetitive enzyme inhibitors differ with respect to?

the precise location on the enzyme to which they bind

Chemical mechanisms that can turn off or reduce an enzyme are what?

These chemicals are called competitive inhibitors.

Chemical mechanisms that can turn off or reduce an enzyme are?

These chemicals are called competitive inhibitors.

Increasing the substrate concentration in an enzymatic reaction could overcome what?

competitive inhibition

How do competitive and noncompetitive inhibitions differ?

A competitive inhibitor often binds to an enzyme's active site. Noncompetitive inhibitors usually bind to a different site on the enzyme.

What can effect how the enzyme and substrate come together?

Shape of substrate, shape of the enzyme, Competitive, noncompetitive and allosteric inhibitors.

What blocks enzyme activity by binding to the active site of an enzyme?

Competitive inhibitors reduce enzyme activity by binding (in competition with the enzyme's substrate) to the active site. These inhibitors may be reversible or irreversible. With reversible inhibitors, which may release the enzyme, concentrations much higher than the concentration of the substrate would be required to completely block enzyme activity, and even then one or two reactions may take place over long periods of time. With irreversible inhibitors, which permanently attach to the enzyme, enzyme activity could be completely blocked when the amount of inhibitor matches the amount of enzyme. Competitive inhibition reduces the enzymes ability to bind substrate (so it lowers the KM) but does not alter the maximum rate (very high substrate concentrations would out compete for enzyme binding).Other types of inhibitors work in other ways. Non-competitive inhibitors bind to the enzyme on a site other than the active site. These too may be reversible or irreversible. Binding does not compete with substrate, so concentrations to completely block enzyme activity do not have to be as high as reversible competitive inhibitors. Non-competitive inhibition reduces the apparent maximum rate for the enzyme.Uncompetitive inhibitors bind only when the substrate is also bound to the enzyme (they bind to the enzyme-substrate complex). Both the maximum rate and substrate binding affinities appear lower.