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what is a cofactor?

what is a cofactor?

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isaaq
2 months ago
Cofactors are molecules that are required for an enzyme to function. An enzyme, just for clarity, is a protein with catalytic function, meaning it can change the rate of a chemical reaction.
Vitamins are typically cofactors. For example, your body requires folate, a B vitamin, by enzymes that catalyze the synthesis of certain amino acids, such as glycine, that are used in production of your body's proteins.
Coenzyme A is also another very important cofactor used in a wide range of metabolic reactions.
swagxy
2 months ago
A cofactor is a molecule which is needed in a certain amount before am enzyme can function.
Luukasz
2 months ago
Cofactors are molecules that are required for an enzyme to function. An enzyme, just for clarity, is a protein with catalytic function, meaning it can change the rate of a chemical reaction.
Vitamins are typically cofactors. For example, your body requires folate, a B vitamin, by enzymes that catalyze the synthesis of certain amino acids, such as glycine, that are used in production of your body's proteins.
Coenzyme A is also another very important cofactor used in a wide range of metabolic reactions.
Chinny
2 months ago
It is a substance (other than the substrate) whose presence is essential for the activity of an enzyme.
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