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Enzymology - Part I

 Enzymology - Part I (9837-08) Improve your knowledge of enzyme function and review all aspects of enzymes as you consider how enzymes act, what they are called, how they function as reagents and the importance of isoenzymes.

Code 9837-08
Level Basic

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PEP hours: 11
CPS credits: 0
Level: Basic
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • Define an enzyme, state its function and how this is achieved.
  • Define an “active site” and state how this is involved in the activity of an enzyme.
  • List the factors that affect enzyme activity, state which of these affect all enzymes.
  • Define “trivial” name, “accurate” name and “enzyme number” and list examples.
  • Name and define the six classes of enzymes; give examples of each.
  • Describe how enzyme activity is translated in numeric terms?
  • Define international unit of enzyme activity.
  • State the most common method of expressing enzyme activity and cite examples.
  • Explain the effect of substrate type on enzyme activity and give examples.
  • State the effect of substrate concentration on enzyme activity.
  • Explain the effect of pH on enzyme activity.
  • Explain the effect of temperature on enzyme activity
  • Explain the importance of correct storage temperature and give examples.
  • State the importance of providing appropriate cofactors. In this respect:
  • Explain the effect of inhibitors on enzyme activity.
  • Explain the use of enzymes as reagents and list specific examples.
  • Define isoenzymes and their usefulness give examples.
  • Explain isoenzymes of lactate dehydrogenase, creatine kinase, alkaline phosphatase
Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H)
Version Date: December 2008