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Enzymes: General Properties

  1. Timothy DH Bugg

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000709

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How to Cite

Bugg, T. D. 2001. Enzymes: General Properties. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Enzymes are polypeptide macromolecules that catalyse, or speed up, all biochemical reactions.

Keywords:

  • enzymes;
  • protein structure;
  • enzyme catalysis;
  • RNA catalysis;
  • active site;
  • coenzymes