Enzyme function and inhibition (with audio narration)
048-Irreversible Enzyme Inhibition
Enzyme Inhibition and Enzyme Induction
Enzymes, Feedback Inhibition, and Allosteric Regulation
An enzyme inhibitor is a molecule that binds to an enzyme and decreases its activity. Since blocking an enzyme's activity can kill a pathogen or correct a metabolic imbalance, many drugs are enzyme inhibitors. They are also used in pesticides. Not all molecules that bind to enzymes are inhibitors; enzyme activators bind to enzymes and increase their enzymatic activity, while enzyme substrates bind and are converted to products in the normal catalytic cycle of the enzyme.