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    Explain how the structure of amylase enables it to catalyse starch

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    (Original post by hihihihi)
    Explain how the structure of amylase enables it to catalyse starch

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    enzymes are specific
    3D tertiary structure of the amylase gives it an active site that has a shape complimentary to that of starch
    they form an enzyme-substrate complex
    maybe say something about the lock and key theory
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    (Original post by ShOcKzZ)
    enzymes are specific
    3D tertiary structure of the amylase gives it an active site that has a shape complimentary to that of starch
    they form an enzyme-substrate complex
    maybe say something about the lock and key theory
    ah yes and induced fit
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    Explain how the structure of amylase enables it to catalyse starch

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    Amylase is a globular protein/ highly specific- tertiary structure/ hydrolyses glycosidic bonds to form dextrins and glucose monosaccharides/ mechanism of enzyme catalysis (mentioning active site and enzyme substrate compex)/ Enzymes can be used over again...
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    amylase-enzyme with specific tertiary structure, which gives it a specific globular shape. indentation on surface called active site, complementary to shape of starch. starch hydrolysed into alpha glucose molecules
 
 
 
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