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Enzyme Activity: Control

  1. Shorena Nadaraia1,
  2. George J Yohrling IV2,
  3. George C-T Jiang3,
  4. John M Flanagan1,
  5. Kent E Vrana1

Published Online: 16 JUL 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000861.pub2

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How to Cite

Nadaraia, S., Yohrling, G. J., Jiang, G. C.-T., Flanagan, J. M. and Vrana, K. E. 2007. Enzyme Activity: Control. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pennsylvania State University at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    Johnson and Johnson, Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Spring House, Pennsylvania, USA

  3. 3

    Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2007

Abstract

Enzymes are the metabolic catalysts that affect a multitude of physiological processes and responses. Tight control of enzyme activity is therefore essential in maintaining the steady state of all organisms.

Keywords:

  • feedback inhibition;
  • phosphorylation;
  • allosteric regulation;
  • covalent modification;
  • proenzymes