Enzyme Substrate Complex

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Specific association of protein-based catalyst and specific reactant.

Enzyme-substrate complexes serve as precursors to initiation of most chemical reactions in biological systems.

Enzyme-Substrate Complex

Figure legend: Enzyme-substrate complex as intermediate in an enzymatically catalyzed chemical reaction depicted here as going from A to C, that is, from substrate(s) to product(s) with the enzyme-substrate complex found in the middle. Note that all of the interactions and reactions here are indicated as being reversible. Thus, C could become A by going through same intermediate, B, as when going instead from A to C.