The Effect Of Temperature On Bacterial Amylase

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Lucas Santana, Aremi Velasco, Cassey Sejour, Emily Wahlenberg Professor Michael BSC2010L - U51 12 October 2017 Panther ID 5917275 Affecting Factors of A Catalyzed Reaction Abstract This experiment tested how factors such as pH and temperature would affect enzyme activity. Temperature is one of the factors that do affect enzyme activity, along with pH. There were four stations set up that had different temperatures (0°,25°,65°,85°). The solution that was created was composed of two things, the two were starch and amylase. Amylase is an enzyme that can sometimes catabolizes starch polymers into smaller subunits. This experiment is primarily to observe the effect of temperature on the ability of amylase to…show more content…
There are enzymes in our bodies that help shorten the activation energy needed in reactions in order to get more done in our body. Most cells depend on enzymes to carry out reactions faster and more efficiently. Enzymes are a biological catalyst that accelerate chemical reactions (Alberte et al., 2012). Activation energy is the amount of energy required for chemical reactions to occur (Alberte et al., 2012). Enzymes have special active sites that substrates bind to, to create a product known as the enzyme substrate complex (Breslow, R. 2006). There are cofactors and coenzymes in enzymes. Cofactors are organic and assist enzymes during catalysis relations (Breslow, R. 2006). Coenzymes are in organic and cannot catalyze a reaction themselves but can help enzymes during the process (Brewslow, R. 2006). The enzyme does not change itself but it changes the substrate to accelerate chemical reactions. Only specific substrates can bind to the active site, and the specific shapes also infer the purpose of the substrate. There are many different enzymes that all have their own specific function, also these different enzymes sometimes have very different environments. For example the pH of enzymes in our saliva is around 6-7 pH (Alberte et al., 2012), on the other hand, the pH of enzymes in our stomach is around 2 pH (Alberte et al., 2012). These two are very opposite but they have their own identity and
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