Enzyme Kinetics (activity)

The Enzyme

Amylase reaction
Amylase is an enzyme that breaks down amylose (starch) into glucose molecules.

      1. What test can be used to indicate the presence of Starch?
      2. What test can be used to indicate the presence of glucose?
      3. What is the role of an enzyme in a chemical reaction and what is it made of?
      4. What parameters would influence the ability of the enzyme to facilitate the rate of the reaction?
salivary_amylase
Salivary amylase is produced in the mouth, where digestion begins.
pancreatic_amylase
Pancreatic amylase is produced in the pancreas and is supplied to the duodenum of the small intestines.
amylase_overlay
Overlay of salivary (green) and pancreatic (teal) amylase molecules.

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