Enzymes and PH question ??

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Explain in detail why and how enzymes can be affected by changes in PH ?
This topic must have been dealt with in your textbook. You should study it in detail from there.
Just for a brief overview, pH can disturb the bonds in the protein structure of the enzyme. This can in turn lead to protein denaturation and loss of enzyme activity, since enzymes need a specific configuration for their action as catalysts. A low pH would disrupt the basic bonds, while the reverse would be true for a high pH. Conversely, pH can affect the substrate as well.
http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bi...ge/ph_and_.htm

This will help for a brief intro.
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