Enzymes Essay Examples

Enzymes and enzymatic reactions Q1. The primary function of enzymes in the human body is to increase the rate at which a given biological reaction takes place. There are many different types of enzymes produced in the human body, and all catalyze a particular reaction i.e. enzymes work on specific substrates. They are found in body fluids including blood, saliva, and digestive juices. Some of the reactions that enzymes catalyze are digestion (enzyme amylase increases the rate at which starch is broken down to maltose) and blood clotting (enzyme thrombin increases the rate of clotting) (Frey and Hegeman). Q2. The enzyme amylase is produced by the salivary glands (salivary amylase) and in the pancreas...