enzymes and activation energy?
Paul. S. Brookes.
psb at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Mon Sep 25 08:06:55 EST 1995
rray at ix.netcom.com (ROMAN RAY ) wrote:-
>How does an enzyme lower the activation energy of a reaction and
>therefore causing the catalysis of the reaction????
I thought enzymes catalysed by stabilising the transition state of a
reaction (presumably by transiently bonding/interacting with it)
This can be proven by taking a proposed transition state analogue for a
given reaction, and making an antibody to it. The antibody should then act
as a catalyst for the original reaction. This has been done with limited
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