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I have read that penicillin is an irreversible inhibitor, but also that it is a competitive inhibitor. Additional information says that penicillin irreversibly bonds to the active site. I am confused because I know that competitive inhibition can be overcome by adding more substrate. This would not be the case for penicillin since information states that once it bonds to the active site it is "stuck" there by the strong bonds (irriversible inhibition). Please ehlp!
Re: Is penicillin a competitive inhibitor?
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