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    Microbiology: four basic methods in which antimicrobial agents work and the purpose of an enzyme.

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    1) Describe the four basic methods in which antimicrobial agents work.

    2) Explain the purpose of an enzyme. Enzymes can function in two different locations with respect to the cell. What are the two types or two locations? Which type is amylase?

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    These are four basic mechanisms:

    The first one is inhibition of cell metabolism. Basically, they do it by inhibiting an enzyme catalyzed reaction which is present in the bacterial cell but not in the animal cells. Inhibition in this process leads to bacterial cell lysis and death. The ...

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    This solution discusses antimicrobial agents and enzymes.