Enzyme binding

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Enzymes help in chemical reactions in living organisms. How would a molecular biologist explain the mechanism that helps an enzyme to bind to its correct substrate and reduces the possibility of incorrect interactions?

 

 

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1. Enzymes help chemical reactions in living organisms. How would a molecular biologist explain how an enzyme molecule binds to its correct substrate and reduces the possibility of incorrect interactions?

 

2.  Enzymes help in chemical reactions in living organisms. There are thousands of different molecules in a cell. How would a molecular biologist explain the mechanism that allows an enzyme to bind to a correct molecule?

 

 

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (DUE grants: 1438739, 1323162, 1347740, 0736952 and 1022653). Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.