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Enzymes are proteins that act as a catalyst, lowering the activation energy of a reaction, therefore dramatically increasing the rate of the reaction. An example of this is the enzyme betagalactosidase which binds the lactose substrate, lowering the activation energy, therefore increasing the rate at which this reaction forms its monosaccharidal units, glucose and maltose. On the other hand proteins can act as transportational and structural elements within the cell, rather than catalysts. It must also be noted that not all enzymes are proteins. I am not sure of the direct terminology (wikipedia will help) but ribosomes are enzymes that are not proteins.

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Q: If all enzymes are proteins but all proteins are not enzymes then what makes enzymes different from proteins?
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If all enzymes are proteins but all proteins are not enzymes then what makes enzymes different fr?

Enzymes are proteins, but as you can imagine, different parts of the body need different types of enzymes to work efficiently. Can you imagine the enzymes which break down food in the process of digestion being replaced by the enzymes which assist respiration or photosynthesis? It wouldn't work. Each type of enzyme controls different chemical processes.


What macromolecule is enzymes?

Enzymes are proteins. There is a saying that "all enzymes are proteins but all proteins are not enzymes".


How are enzymes related to proteins?

Enzymes are proteins but not all proteins are enzymes.


Are all proteins enzymes Explain your answer?

No. All enzymes are proteins but not all proteins are enzymes. Muscle tissue is made of protein but it is not made of enzymes.


Do proteins serve as enzymes?

Some proteins do serve as enzymes, but certainly not all proteins.


Are most proteins enzymes?

No, it most be carefully note that all enzymes are mostly proteins and not all proteins are enzymes. Enzymes carry out the catalysis of biochemical reactions in and out of the cells. there are different non enzymatic structural and functional proteins they do have important roles such as hormones, structural proteins such as collagen etc.


What are enzymes inside of cells called?

Enzymes are proteins, which are comprised of chains of amino acids. All enzymes are proteins (but not all proteins are enzymes)


Who proved that all enzymes are proteins is false?

That statement is false. All enzymes are proteins. However, the inverse is true, as not all proteins are enzymes.


Are all proteins enzymes?

No, there are structural proteins, functional proteins [enzymes] and regulatory proteins. Are all enzymes proteins? Yes. Further, many proteins are closely associated with Rnas.


How are ribosomes different from enzymes?

All enzymes are proteins but ribosomes are not proteins. Ribosomes are made up of a form of RNA, called ribosomal RNA.


What type of macromolecules are enzymes made from?

They are made up of proteins. They are globular proteins


All enzymes are proteins but all proteins are not enzymes?

True: enzymes are proteins, however all of the body is built up of proteins - your hair for example is made from proteins, however your hair is definitely not an enzyme.

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