|MadSci Network: Biochemistry|
I am currently conducting my A level biology course work and part of it involves investigating the effects of inhibitors on Trypsin and Pepsin. I know that heavy metal ions inhibit trypsin but I do not know precisely what it is that they do to the enzyme once they have formed a complex with it to stop it from acting on the substrate. Although my A level coursework needs to be in depth, I am interested in finding out about this as I cannot find a detailed explanation of this anywhere. Any information would be most helpful, thank you very much for your time. Kt
Re: What precisely does an inhibitor do to a protease enzym to denature it?
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