Kinetics of enzyme ReactionsKinetics of enzyme Reactions
Mechanisms of Enzymes Reactions
Power of Enzyme Reactions
Sturctural Aspects of EnzymesSturctural Aspects of Enzymes
Practical Aspects of Enzymes
Our Selected Work on Plant Secondary MetabolismEnzymes
What are enzymes««?
²What is life? Build-up of new tissues, replacement of oldtissues, conversion of food to energy, disposal of waste materials, reproduction, etc«««²But these take place in the face of a paradox³majority of these biochemical reactions are not spontaneous !²So what makes life possible ? The amazing phenomenon of catalysis.²Catalysis is defined as the acceleration of a chemical reactionby some substance which itself does not undergo anypermanent chemical change.²Catalysts in the biological system are known as enzymes.
The proteinaceous catalysts of biosphere.The proteinaceous catalysts of biosphere.
Typically are very large proteins.Typically are very large proteins.
Virtually responsible for all the chemicalVirtually responsible for all the chemicalreactions in the cell in which covalent bondsreactions in the cell in which covalent bondsare formed or broken.are formed or broken.
Make reactions to µgo¶ at conditions thatMake reactions to µgo¶ at conditions thatbody can tolerate.body can tolerate.
Can process millions of molecules everyCan process millions of molecules everysecondsecond