What Are Enzymes Made of?

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Enzymes are primarily made of proteins and are in fact proteins in nature. They are biological catalysts, meaning that they speed up the rate of digestion. Structurally, enzymes are folded into small complex shapes to allow molecules to fit into them.
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enzymes are made up of protein; enzymes are used to speed up chemical reactions.
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Human saliva contains an enzyme called amylase, enzymes are made of protein.
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From cleansing the body of toxins to building muscles, enzymes are vital ingredients in many bodily functions. Healthy people produce enough enzymes to help their bodies keep illness
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An enzyme is a protein (or protein-based molecule) that speeds up a chemical reaction in a living organism. It is made up of long chains of amino acids.
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Enzymes are biological catalyst made from proteins. This is the reason as to why they are sensitive to heat, pH and heavy metal ions. Animals, green plants, fungi and bacteria all produce enzymes.
Enzymes are biocatalysts that break down chemical substances without changing themselves. These are large protein molecules made up of long chains of amino acids.
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