An enzyme is a protein, which accelerates a particular reaction, a catalyst. An enzyme makes a chemical reaction in or outside of a cell or accelerates this possible, without being consumed itself or change of composition. However, the enzyme is committed during the reactions with the substrate. This is done for each enzyme in a different way, because each enzyme reaction is specific. For the build-up of them are in a number of cases require an original state again vitamin to directly accelerate a subsequent reaction, are required. After the reaction, the enzyme returns to the original state, and can immediately accelerate a subsequent reaction.
Making Full Use of Enzymes
Enzymes are often specific for their substrate, usually binds an enzyme to only one substrate. However, there are enzymes that can convert a lot of different substrates. The reaction rate of an enzyme is dependent on the temperature, the acidity (pH) and the concentration of enzyme and substrate, the substance with which the enzyme reacts.
Enzymes as chemical reaction
Enzymes are in the first instance, proteins, but enzymes need amino acids to be able to operate normally. Enzymes assist in the conversion of proteins into amino acids. Proteins can not do their job before they are broken down into amino acids. Enzymes help with the recording of the related mineralen.Enzymen use minerals to create a solid balance inside and outside the cells. This ensures an equal pressure in and outside the cells.
Vitamins are essential as co-enzymes in order to co-operate with enzymes in any chemical reaction. Without minerals, made available by enzymes, vitamins would not be able to perform their job properly.