Construct and examine a substrate
- Interactive modeling
- Build an enzyme from primary protein structure
Help your students achieve that "aha moment" with this simple but elegant kit that demonstrates the highly-specific interaction between a substrate and an enzyme.
With the Substrate Specificity Kit© students can:
Use color-coded functional groups to construct a substrate and examine its chemical properties.
Use a mini toober to engineer an enzyme active site specific to the substrate constructed.
Explore different types of specificity including stereochemical specificity and absolute specificity.
Discover how subtle changes in enzyme structure can potentially have a significant impact on substrate binding in the active site.