Enzyme Regulation

Enzyme Regulation

In this webinar, we will delve into the concept of enzyme activity vs. specific activity, enzyme classes, and how to identify a specific enzyme through reactions or simple mechanistic drawings.

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Calculate activity and specific activity

  • Read enzyme activity tables

  • Determine necessary enzyme type from reaction and/or mechanism


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • Optimal temperature and pH for enzymes

  • Activity vs. specific activity

  • Types of control mechanisms for enzyme regulation

  • The 6 enzyme classes

  • Basic orgo mechanisms for the most commonly tested enzymes


On the MCAT

  • Calculating with enzyme activity is tricky, so practice!

  • Enzyme classes will have heavy references to biopathways and organic chemistry. Many questions can be solved by knowing your enzyme classes!

  • A general tip is to NOT pick redox for an answer unless you are absolutely sure redox is happening.


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