Enzyme Paper Extra Credit - BIO DUE 11/23/15

Enzyme Report        Your enzyme is: __(assigned in class)____________

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
  • TYPEDTimes 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)
  • Amylase 
  • Aspartate transaminase
  • Beta Peps
  • Beta-galactosidase  
  • Betaine (HCl)
  • Bromelain
  • Butyrate kinase
  • Catalase  
  • Cellulase
  • Chitinase  
  • Choline acetyltransferase
  • Cytochrome c peroxidase 
  • Deoxyribonuclease I
  • DNA polymerase
  • Double mutated cocaine esterase
  • Firefly luciferase
  • Glutathione peroxidase 
  • Glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (NAD+)
  • HCL Pepsin
  • Helicase
  • Hemicellulase
  • Histone methyltransferase
  • Hyaluronidase  
  • Hydrolytic enzymes
  • Kinase
  • Lactase  
  • Lipase
  • Lipase AN
  • Lipoprotein lipase
  • Lysozyme  
  • Maltase  
  • Monoamine oxidase
  • Myeloperoxidase  
  • Myeloperoxidase 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase
  • Nitric oxide dioxygenase
  • Nucleases
  • Oxidoreductases
  • Papain
  • Pepsin
  • Peroxidases
  • Phopholipases
  • Phosphatase
  • Phytase
  • Protease
  • Pyruvate dehydrogenase
  • Ribonuclease
  • RNA polymerase
  • RNA primase
  • Sucrase  
  • Thiaminase
  • Thyroid peroxidase
  • Transglutaminase
  • Xylanase

…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


Additional Option:

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.