Enzymes’ Amazing Speed and Specificity
Lecture no. 7 from the course: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works
Taught by Professor Kevin Ahern | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Witness how structure and function are related in enzymes, which are a group of proteins that stimulate biochemical reactions to run at astonishing speed. One example is OMP decarboxylase, an enzyme that produces a crucial component of DNA in a blistering 0.02 second, versus the 78 million years that the reaction would normally take! Analyze the mechanisms behind these apparent superpowers.