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Date Created: 10/14/15
Energy and Metabolism 1 Energy the ability to do work 1 Three types of energy 1 Kinetic Energy this is energy that is in use 1 present in object that are moving 2 release of energy due to a chemical reaction 2 Thermal Energyheat random movement of atoms and molecules 1 includes solar or light energy 3 Potential Energy stored energy that can be used Laws of Thermodynamics 1 Energy can be transferred or transformed but it cannot be destroyed 2 Every energy transfer or transformation increases the spontaneous vs non spontaneous 1 Spontaneous reactions release energy 1 more freepotential energy in reactants than products 1 This results in a negative change in G 2 Maltose Glucose Glucose 2 Non spontaneous reactions Energy input 1 There is less potential energy in the reactants than there is in the products 2 There is a change in G 1 Positive because energy is added 2 Glucose Glucose Maltose 3 Spontaneous exergonic release of energy 4 nonspontaneous endergonic input reaction Reactions 1 That occur in closed systems 1 reach equilibrium 1 as a result there is no energy to do work 2 if this occurs in a cell the cell would die 2 Cells are an open system no equilibrium is reached because there is a constant flow of material into and out of the cell 1 the cell continues to do work energy is always supplied 3 Our reactions take place in metabolic pathways 1 In a metabolic pathway products of one reaction are reactants of the next reaction 2 metabolic pathway is a series of related reactions 1 both endergonic and exergonic reactions occur in metabolic pathways 2 Why do our cells use stepwise pathway 1 It controls the production of products and the intake and release of energy 2 it also helps prevent equilibrium because products are used as reactants Cells do three kinds of work 1 Chemical work synthesizing polymers from monomers 1 bonding amino acids together to form peptide bonds 2 Transport work active transport that requires energy Mechanical work muscle contractions the movement of flagella or cilia 4 All forms of work require energy 1 they are endergonic energy is added therefore change in G is positive 5 ATP Energy source to do work 1 ATP has three components 1 Three phosphate groups 1 phosphate group is the same thing as inorganic phosphate 1 usually represent that by using Psub i 2 Ribose sugar 3 Nitrogenous base adenine 2 How does ATP actually fuel reactions 1 Hydrolysis of ATP releases a phosphate group breaking of bond releasing energy 2 We are taking ATP hydrolyzing it creating ADP plus Pi plus energy remove one energy group and it becomes diphosphate 4 Energy works by mediating energy coupling 1 energy required for an endergonic reaction is less than the energy release by ATP hydrolysis the combination of the two reactions are overall exergonic 1 meaning there is energy left over 2 Examples of using ATP to do work 3 ATP cycle 1 ATP and water results in hydrolysis of ATP produces ADP the inorganic phosphate energy 2 released energy does work it is an endergonic process because it used energy 3 ADP inorganic PhosphateBecause ATP was hydrolyzed now we need to make ATP 1 We need energy because we are building a bond between ADP and the inorganic phosphate This comes from the metabolism of an organic moleculemaybe the sugar supply from the candy bar eaten at lunch 4 ADP lnorganic phosphate energy produces ATP which can be used as an energy source by the cell 5 Then the process starts over 6 Spontaneous reactions they are exergonic they release energy 1 They have a negative Delta G indicates the release of energy 2 spontaneous reactions are catabolic meaning bonds are broken 7 Nonspontaneous reactins they are endergonic because energy is input 1 there is a positive delta G 2 they are anabolic meaning bonds are built 6 Metabolism enzymes are also used to do work 9 9 1 Enzymes are protein moleculesal enzymes are made of proteins that facilitate reactions 1 They make it easier for reactions to occur 1 This means the reaction rate increasesthey occur more quickly 2 Enzymes are catalysts 1 They catalyze endergonic and exergonic reactions 2 Metabolism the total of all chemical reactions performed by an organism 2 Reaction without enzymes 1 reactants must reach a transition state 1 Transition state is the point at which the bonds of the reactants are unstable 1 as a result it is easier to convert reactants to products 2 Reactions use activation energy which is energy absorbed from the environment Thermal energy to reach that transition state 3 Activation Energy is Esub A 7 The effects of enzymes on reaction rate 1 Enzymes will work at body temperature 1 They lower the amount of activation energy requiredEsub A 1 The reaction occurs fasterit reaches transition state sooner 2 Activation energy the amount of energy needed to destabilize the bonds of the reactants and start the reactionhas nothing to do with delta G 3 Delta G this is the amount of energy input or release due to conversion of the reactants to the products 4 Enzymes are substrate specific that means that they work with a specific organic molecules 1 Why can an enzyme be so specific 1 Enzymes are composed of protein and each protein has a specific 3D shape which is determined by primary structureamino acid sequence 5 Active site this is the site at which the substrates bond 1 the active site is on the enzyme 2 substrate enters the active site and the enzyme changes shape 3 enzymes and substrates are specific to each other they fit to each other like a lock and keyinduced fit 1 Enzyme is the lock 2 Substrate is the key 6 Enzymes have an optimal temperature at which they will function 1 Thermophilic bacteria operates at a much higher temperature than the enzymes in the human body 2 An increase in body temperature increases enzyme activity due to the increase in molecular movement 3 When the temperature increases too much there is a decrease in enzyme activity due to the denatured enzymethey lose their structure 4 Enzymes also have an optimal pH for function it varies from location to location 7 Environmental factors affect the function of an enzyme 1 Enzyme function can also be decreased due to chemical alteration of the enzyme 1 Cofactornon protein portion of an enzyme usually metal ion like zinc iron copper 2 There are also coenzymes that may or may not be attached to the enzyme itself but it is essential and usually organic molecules 1 vitamins are used to make these organic molecules 1 for instance vitamin B3 to coenzyme A 1 Coenzyme A is used in cellular respiration Enzyme inhibition 1 This is caused by the bonding of another molecule to the enzyme 1 if the bonds are weak then the inhibition is reversible 2 if the bonds are strongcovalent then it is not reversible Enzyme regulation enzymes are activated and deactivated based on the needs of the cell 1 This results in feedback inhibition Enzyme inhibitors 1 Competitive inhibitor bonds to the active site of the enzyme so it competes with the substrate for the active site 1 This is reversible if the substrate concentration is increased 2 it increases the probability that substrate will bond to the active site when it s available 2 Noncompetitive inhibition bonds to a site on an enzyme that is not the active site 1 It changes the shape of the enzyme thus changing the shape of the active site 2 This means the substrate cannot bond 3 These are toxinspoisons which means this is nonreversible 4 Cells use naturally occurring compounds which are reversible and are used to regulate enzyme activity


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