This lesson will explain the structure and function of enzymes as well as describe the role they play in metabolism.

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Terms to Know
  • Active Site

    The area on an enzyme where the substrate attaches

  • Enzyme

    A protein that changes the shape of a substrate in order to increase the speed of chemical reactions

  • Product

    The result of a chemical reaction where an enzyme has acted on a substrate

  • Substrate

    The molecule that is acted on by an enzyme