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that portion of an enzyme molecule at which the actual reaction proceeds; considered to consist of one or more residues or atoms in a spatial arrangement that permits interaction with the substrate to effect its reaction.
The part of an enzyme at which catalysis of the substrate occurs.
the place on the surface of an enzyme where its catalytic action occurs.
Active Site The site in an enzyme where a substrate binds and an enzymatic reaction—e.g., ligation, oxidoreduction, etc.—occurs. The structure of the amino acid residues within the active site enhances substrate binding, substrate activation, and formation of a transition state.
ac·tive site (ak'tiv sīt)
That portion of an enzyme molecule at which the actual reaction proceeds; one or more residues or atoms in a spatial arrangement that permits interaction with the substrate.
The region of an ENZYME
to which the substance being affected binds so as to undergo a catalyzed reaction.
2. The localized part of a protein to which a substrate binds.
Fig. 11 Active site . Lock-and-key mechanism of enzyme activity.
active site an area of ENZYME surface which has a shape complementary to a particular SUBSTRATE, enabling the enzyme and substrate to become temporarily bonded to form an enzyme-substrate complex. Such a lock-and-key mechanism explains the great specificity of enzymes for substrates and also why changes in enzyme three-dimensional shape (by pH, temperature) cause alterations to enzyme activity.
the drugs or chemicals in a pharmaceutical preparation that exert an effect pharmacologically; as distinct from the inert fillers, wetting agents and other excipients also often included.
that region of a protein, usually an enzyme, that binds to another molecule such as the substrate of the enzyme.
the movement of ions or molecules assisted by a carrier protein across the cell membranes and epithelial layers, usually against a concentration gradient, resulting directly from the expenditure of metabolic energy. For example, under normal circumstances more potassium ions are present within the cell and more sodium ions extracellularly. The process of maintaining these normal differences in electrolytic composition between the intracellular fluids is active transport. The process differs from simple diffusion or osmosis in that it requires the expenditure of metabolic energy.
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Q. Are there any nice activities for adults with autism? I've been helping a very nice man of 45 of years old and I'm looking for some new things I can do with him in our time together. any ideas?
A. Autistic people react wonderfully with animals. for instance- i saw a group of severe Autistic teenagers going to swim with dolphins. the effect was amazing! taking him to the zoo, or even to the park to feed ducks, pet dogs, whatever.. could have a great effect on him.
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Q. what is a passive smoking? and is it dangerous as an active?
A. Passive smoking is the exposure to cigarettes smoke emitted from cigarettes smoke by other person. It's dangerous and may increase the risk to several diseases similar to active smoking (one's exposure to smoke emitted from the cigarettes he or she is smoking) although the risk is of lower magnitude. Example for passive smoking is children of smokers etc.
You may read more here:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/secondhandsmoke.html
Q. i swim a lot ! what are the advantages of swimming over other sport activities? on what part of the body does it work the most ?
A. its a good workout but your not really going to burn as much calories as a regular work out.More discussions about active site