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Types of Enzymes
What are enzymes?
Enzymes are basically proteins that are helpful to inv]crease the speed of the reaction in the body.
Enzymes are important for metabolic reactions like digestion, liver function, etc. Our body has natural
enzymes but enzymes can also be produced by food products.
Types of Enzymes
The types of enzymes are given here:
Transferases
Lysates
Isomerases
Hydrolases
lactases
Ligases
Oxireductases
DNA polymerase
Proteases
Transferases: The enzymes that is responsible for transferring a functional group from one, molecule to
another group. For example, Hexokinase in glycolysis.
Lyases: These enzymes speed up the reaction by adding the functional group to break bonds. For
example, dehydratases.
Isomerases: These enzymes speed increase (catalyze) the reaction by moving the functional group within
the same molecule. For example triosephosphate isomerase.
Hydrolases: These enzymes are involved in hydrolysis (breakdown of water) by adding water. They can
also break peptide bonds, therefore, are also can be said digestive enzymes.
Lactase: These enzymes are found in the small intestine, break lactose, the sugar in milk, into glucose and
galactose.
Oxidoreductase: These enzymes help in redox reactions (Oxidation and reduction). In these reactions the
electron transfers from the hydrogen ion.
DNA polymerase: These enzymes synthesize the DNA from deoxyribonucleotides.
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Proteases: These enzymes help to break the proteins into amino acids.

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Types of Enzymes What are enzymes? Enzymes are basically proteins that are helpful to inv]crease the speed of the reaction in the body. Enzymes are important for metabolic reactions like digestion, liver function, etc. Our body has natural enzymes but enzymes can also be produced by food products. Types of Enzymes The types of enzymes are given here: • Transferases • Lysates • Isomerases • Hydrolases • lactases • Ligases • Oxireductases • DNA polymerase • Proteases Transferases: The enzymes that is responsible for transferring a functional group from one, molecule to another group. For example, Hexokinase in glycolysis. Lyases: These enzymes speed up the reaction by adding the functional group to break bonds. For example, dehydratases. Isomerases: These enzymes speed increase (catalyze) the reaction by moving the functional group within the same molecule. For example triosephosphate isomerase. Hydrolases: These enzymes are involved in hydrolysis (breakdown of water) by adding water. They can also break peptide bonds, therefore, are also can be said digestive enzymes. Lactase: These enzymes are found in the small intestine, break lactose, the sugar in milk, into glucose and galactose. Oxidoreductase: These enzymes help in redox reactions (Oxidation and reduction). In these reactions the electron transfers from the hydrogen ion. DNA polymerase: These enzymes synthesize the DNA from deoxyribonucleotides. Proteases: These enzymes help to break the proteins into amino acids. Name: Description: ...
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