Using an energy diagram, show why the lock-and-key model could lead to an inefficient enzyme mechanism.
Answer to relevant QuestionsDefine steady state, and comment on the relevance of this concept to theories of enzyme reactivity. Why is it useful to plot rate data for enzymatic reactions as a straight line rather than as a curve? Why can we say that having a pure non- competitive inhibitor present is similar to just having less enzyme present? Explain the experiment used to determine the structure of AT Case. What happens to the activity and regulatory activities when the subunits are separated? Why is it necessary or advantageous for the body to make inactive hormone precursors?
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