I’m spending a lot of time with my text books at the moment, so I haven’t got on to a new reading book and am still reading Guns, Germs & Steel. So this teaser is from my text book.
This folding pattern is known as higher-order structure, and it means that every single molecule of the enzyme will have precisely the same convoluted three-dimensional structure. The enzyme is held in this shape by hydrogen-bonding, and a number of other intramolecular interactions.
page 37, Physical Chemistry: Principles of Chemical Change: Reaction Mechanisms; Homogeneous Catalysis (Course S342), Open University, 1996
Hope that doesn’t contain too much enzyme-catalysis-related spoiler info for you
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 😉