A

product

Energy of activation without an enzyme

- Progress of reaction -

Figure 6.6 The Role of Enzymes Enzymes function as biological catalysts. (a) An enzyme catalyzes a chemical reaction by lowering the activation energy of the reaction. (b) A specific enzyme facilitates each step of a metabolic pathway.

Energy of activation without an enzyme

- Progress of reaction -

Starting compound

Enzyme a

Intermediate,

Enzyme b

Intermediate^

Enzyme c

End product

134 Chapter 6 Metabolism: Fueling Cell Growth High-energy bonds

Energy released in catabolic pathways

Energy released in catabolic pathways

Energy used in anabolic pathways

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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