Tag : Amylase

The Effects of Temperature, pH and Enzyme Concentration on Amylase

Written by Sarah Introduction Enzymes are proteins that are critical to catalyzing reactions (Brooker, Widmaier, Graham & Stiling, 2011). Like most proteins, they are synthesized by the ribosomes in the cell. They react with a specific substrate in order to increase the rate of a chemical reaction within the cell. Without enzymes, reactions would be significantly slower and we would not be able to do the most basic functions, such as breathing or digesting food. Amylase is an type of […]