Due date: ______Monday, November 23,2015___ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED_____
Write a report on your enzyme that includes this information and uses these guidelines:
- Name of the enzyme – must be spelled correctly!
- Where the enzyme is found/what organisms produce it/what organisms use it
- What the enzyme does – use your own words but be accurate!
- The class/category/type of enzyme it is (ligase, protease, etc.…)*
- 1 page in length
- TYPED! Times new Roman, 12 point or Arial 10 are good choices for fonts
- You must cite your references correctly
- NO PLAGIARISM! - use words you know!!!!!!!! Translate to simple-but CORRECT- terms
- Bonus: Picture of the enzyme
Examples of enzymes you could research:
This is not even close to all the enzymes in the world! But look at how many there are!
- Alcohol dehydrogenase (NADP)
- Aspartate transaminase
- Beta Peps
- Betaine (HCl)
- Butyrate kinase
- Choline acetyltransferase
- Cytochrome c peroxidase
- Deoxyribonuclease I
- DNA polymerase
- Double mutated cocaine esterase
- Firefly luciferase
- Glutathione peroxidase
- Glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (NAD+)
- HCL Pepsin
- Histone methyltransferase
- Hydrolytic enzymes
- Lipase AN
- Lipoprotein lipase
- Monoamine oxidase
- Myeloperoxidase 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase
- Nitric oxide dioxygenase
- Pyruvate dehydrogenase
- RNA polymerase
- RNA primase
- Thyroid peroxidase
…many, many more!
Every enzyme has a specific chemical job to do. There are a nearly infinite amount of jobs, so there must be a near infinite amount of enzymes to do them!
Also visit these sites:
**How enzymes work (animation) and quiz with emailable results –
**first 10 students who email me with quiz results can earn extra credit
Write a report about how enzymes – natural or manmade- are used in some industry or interesting purpose. Must have cited references, no plagiarism, good grammar, syntax and flow. 1 page min.
Here are some interesting enzyme applications:
Enzymes in detergent: http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/water/enztech/detergent.html
Enzymes and oil spills: http://mmmm-oil.webs.com/researchanddevelopment.htm and http://aocs1.com/
See other topics at Chapter 4 of http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/water/enztech/
If you haven't visited the other enzyme tab on this website, please do! They are good for review or helping to understanding an aspect you don't quite grasp yet.