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Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins Practice Problems

By — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Aug 16, 2011

Review the following concepts if needed:

Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins Practice Problems

Practice

Account for the stereochemical specificity of enzymes with chiral substrates.

Solution

Since enzymes are proteins made up of optically active amino acids, enzymes are themselves optically active and therefore react with only one enantiomer of a chiral substrate.

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