Competitive Inhibition

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Lori S

 

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January 18, 2014

 

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The composition of a protein determines its structure and its function are based on its structure. Enzymes as well as other proteins have active sites that allow a specific type of molecule to bind to the site. When a substrate or inhibitor binds to the active site, the structure of the enzyme may change including other active sites on the protein...
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Substrates are the reactants of which are to be made into products with facilitation by the enzyme. Inhibitors, on the other hand, can be of two types. Competitive inhibitors bind to an enzyme's active site in place of a substrate. These inhibitors compete for the substrate's active site and prevent the enzyme from working by directly blocking the enzyme's contact with substrates...
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