MCAT Biology > Enzymes

Background

Enzymes and cofactors are some of the most important molecules in the human body. These biological compounds work to decompose and break down all of the molecules in the body along with performing a myriad of other essential functions. Enzymes are involved in both anabolism (creation) and catabolism (destruction) of organic and biological molecules.

Anabolism is the process by which enzymes help create storage molecules through the use of energy.

Catabolism is how enzymes break down compounds for energy. Metabolism can also be referred to as cellular respiration and is what a lot of the questions on the MCAT focus on.

Enzymes - Enzyme Action

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Enzyme Structure

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Enzyme Chemistry

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Enzyme Theories

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Enzyme Inhibition

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