Lab Report 6: Enzymes: Reactions and Properties
Why can we not identify the specific substrate for protease in today ‘s activity?
Write a statement explaining why pH affects enzyme activity. Use the following terms in your explanation.
protein tertiary structure hydrogen bonds
active site substrate pH
Suggest how extreme pH might slow enzyme activity without completely stopping it.
Was your prediction about pH effects correct? If not, provide a reasonable explanation for your results.
In next week’s laboratory we will examine the effects of temperature (another denaturing agent) on amylase activity. Based on the activity examining pH effects, predict what effect temperature will have on amylase activity. Explain why you made this prediction.