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    Hi guys,

    I'm currently doing a biology passed paper - one of the questions asks how an enzyme might catalyse lysis.

    I'm struggling to figure this one out - would it be something to do with the catalysis of a reaction in which bonds were broken in the phospholipid bi-layer? Some kind of digestion?

    I'm stumped :/

    Really appreciate any guidance!

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    Enzymes break the substrate into 2 parts because of the R groups and the difference in their polarity. Basically its a breakdown of one product into 2+ products
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    Thanks Ribbon

    I'm not struggling too much with the whole process of catabolism/anabolism. I'm really struggling to relate that specifically to the enzyme catalysed lysis of a cell membrane.
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    Going along your line of thought, could it be that the enzyme breaks the phospholipid substrate into multiple products? That would compromise the membrane. That theory sounds valid but I have no idea whether it actually happens!
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    (Original post by SamGrinds)
    Going along your line of thought, could it be that the enzyme breaks the phospholipid substrate into multiple products? That would compromise the membrane. That theory sounds valid but I have no idea whether it actually happens!
    Dont know. I only told you what I learnt in school
 
 
 
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