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4.5: Active Site

Reactions in enzymes are catalyzed at a specific location known as the ‘ active site ’. Substrate binding sites are located in close physical proximity to the active site and oriented to provide access for the relevant portion of the molecule to the electronic environment of the enzyme where catalysis is initiated.

Contributors

Dr. Kevin Ahern and Dr. Indira Rajagopal (Oregon State University)