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Hypothetical experimental scenario or data- Enzyme activity

For this assignment, use your understanding of enzymes along with your scientific reasoning skills. This assignment provides you the opportunity to demonstrate your grasp of this module's concepts along with your capacity to interpret scientific data and draw conclusions from it.

A biologist is studying the behavior of a newly discovered enzyme. The optimum physical conditions for the enzyme's function are unknown. Likewise, nothing is known about the enzyme's potential substrates or inhibitors. Several experiments have been performed so far. Examine the graphs and present your conclusions about the behavior of this enzyme. Speculate on optimum conditions, substrates, coenzymes, inhibitors, etc. Use these data and your knowledge of enzymes to be as thorough as possible, but do not draw any conclusions that cannot be supported by the data.
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A biologist is studying the behavior of a newly discovered enzyme. The optimum physical conditions for the enzyme's function are unknown. Likewise, nothing is known about the enzyme's potential substrates or inhibitors. Several experiments have been performed so far. Examine the graphs and present your conclusions about the behavior of this enzyme. Speculate on optimum conditions, substrates, coenzymes, inhibitors, etc. Use these data and your knowledge of enzymes to be as thorough as possible, but do not draw any conclusions that cannot be supported by the data.

Enzyme was mixed with compounds A, B, and C, and the concentration of the enzyme's product (P) was recorded at each temperature. Data were collected at several different temperatures.

From the graph of experiment 1, the enzyme's product (P) is the lowest at 32°C, suggesting that at this temperature, the enzyme is not optimum at catalyzing the substrate A, B, and C. As the temperature increases, the level of enzyme's product (P) also increases, suggesting that the activity of the enzyme is directly proportional to the level of the product. The optimal temperature at which the enzyme has the highest enzymatic activity is at 37-39 °C in which ...

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Enzyme activity is dependent on temperature and pH. Enzymes work by catalyzing substrate (S) into product (P). As the temperature increases, the enzyme activity also increases suggesting that the enzyme activity is directly proportional to the level of the product. The optimal temperature of the enzyme is the temperature at which the enzyme activity is the highest. The level of pH is also directly proportional to the enzyme product. As the pH increases, the level of enzyme's product also increases, suggesting a linear relationship between the pH and the concentration of product. At pH 7, the level of the enzyme's product is the highest, suggesting that pH 7 is the optimal pH condition for this enzyme.

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