Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 2 - Chemistry Comes Alive - Review Questions - Critical Thinking and Clinical Application Questions - Page 59: 2a


If the antibiotic binds an enzyme, that enzyme’s active sites aren't available to bind to substrates (the ingredients for a reaction). Normally the enzyme would facilitate a rapid reaction, but without the enzyme's "speeding-up" effect, these reactions happen only slowly - or not at all.

Work Step by Step

p. 53 describes the action of enzymes
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