How do enzymes achieve catalytic action?

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  • How do enzymes achieve catalytic action?


Answer #1 | 11/02 2014 06:08
Polar groups such as -OH, -NH2, and -COOH in the active site bind the substrate molecule in such a way as to deform it into a shape that resembles the transition state in the intended reaction. This action lowers the energy barrier for the reaction and speeds it up.
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