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I am currently revising for mock exams, is this true? I can't find anything on the internet that suggests this?
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I am currently revising for mock exams, is this true? I can't find anything on the internet that suggests this?
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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
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Mitochondria provide the energy and ribosomes make proteins, enzymes are proteins.
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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.
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I am currently revising for mock exams, is this true? I can't find anything on the internet that suggests this?
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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.
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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.
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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
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