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Enzymes as Biological Catalysts

  • Robert Huber
  • William S. BennettJr.
  • Georg E. Schulz


Proteins perform many different functions in the living organism:
  • enzymes are catalysts

  • hormones are messengers in regulatory processes, immune proteins recognize, bind and, after a multi-step process, eliminate foreign molecules and cells

  • regulatory proteins bind and modify the function of other macromolecules

  • contractile proteins perform mechanical work,

  • transport proteins move specific molecules across boundaries, e.g., through membranes,

  • structural proteins form tissue, shells, etc.


Polypeptide Chain Peptide Bond Tobacco Mosaic Virus Globular Protein Folding Process 
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  • Robert Huber
  • William S. BennettJr.
  • Georg E. Schulz

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