Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Do mitochondria and ribosomes help make enzymes? Watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I am currently revising for mock exams, is this true? I can't find anything on the internet that suggests this?
    Thankyou so much in advance!
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by T2002)
    I am currently revising for mock exams, is this true? I can't find anything on the internet that suggests this?
    Thankyou so much in advance!
    Enzymes are proteins so ribosomes are involved in producing this proteins (in translation) and ATP is required in the activation stage of translation so yes, both organelles are involved
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by T2002)
    I am currently revising for mock exams, is this true? I can't find anything on the internet that suggests this?
    Thankyou so much in advance!
    Mitochondria provide the energy and ribosomes make proteins, enzymes are proteins.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by T2002)
    I am currently revising for mock exams, is this true? I can't find anything on the internet that suggests this?
    Thankyou so much in advance!
    Enzymes are made from proteins which are made up of amino acids. Mitochondria and ribosomes are organelles you find inside of a cell that help it to carry out its function.
    • Community Assistant
    • Political Ambassador
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    20
    (Original post by T2002)
    I am currently revising for mock exams, is this true? I can't find anything on the internet that suggests this?
    Thankyou so much in advance!
    Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell... (produces ATP) most metabolic processes including the synthesis of proteins (which enzymes often are) need ATP and therefore Mitochondria does play a role in making enzymes if you want to link it that far. Ribosomes are responsible for synthesising proteins which most enzymes are (globular proteins) so yes can they play a direct role in making enzymes.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell... (produces ATP) most metabolic processes including the synthesis of proteins (which enzymes often are) need ATP and therefore Mitochondria does play a role in making enzymes if you want to link it that far. Ribosomes are responsible for synthesising proteins which most enzymes are (globular proteins) so yes can they play a direct role in making enzymes.
    Thankyou so much!
    • Community Assistant
    • Political Ambassador
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    20
    (Original post by medhelp)
    pretty sure all enzymes are proteins m8
    There is a catalytic RNA molecule (ribozyme) that has enzyme activity but isn't a protein.

    For more information read this article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3770912/

    Ofc I don't think it is needed at this level :/ but had to make my answer clear with no errors
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Break up or unrequited love?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.