What are Enzymes, and How Are They Organized?
Enzymes are protein molecules that control biochemical
reactions. They allow certain metabolic processes to take place that otherwise
would not occur without their presence. Enzymes assist in converting one
substance (called a substrate) into another substance. During this process, the
enzyme itself is not consumed and is available to perform its function over and
Enzymes may only exert their effect in a certain range of pH values and temperatures. They are very sensitive, and are typically destroyed to a large extent by the gastric acid within our stomachs. Active enzymes play a crucial role in supporting all immune system functions.