Transition metals and enzymes  [ENDORSED]

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Transition metals and enzymes

Postby Tyler Angtuaco 1G » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:56 pm

How do manganese, nickel, copper, and zinc aid enzyme function?

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Re: Transition metals and enzymes  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:01 pm

They usually play a structural role in the active site and also a chemical role as they often bind directly to the molecule and weaken the bond that is broken. By making the bond weaker the reaction barrier is lowered and the reaction is faster. I will cover kinetics in Chem 14B.

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