What are some examples of enzymes?

_________-Enzymes are biomolecules which act as catalysts , they increase the rate of a reaction.
For example, enzymes play a key role in breaking down the food we ingest, here hydrolase enzymes play a role.
1) hydrolase enzymes : catalyse hydrolysis which is the breakage of single bonds by the addition of water.
The digestive enzymes are all very specific depending on the food they need to break down
proteases / peptidases help break down protein in our food, they break the peptide bonds between amino acids which in turn helps breakdown (amino acids are building blocks of protein)
lipases break down into fatty acids and glycerol by breaking the ester bonds
2) Transferases
catalyse the movement of one functional group from one molecule to another (it helps “ transfer ”)
3) Oxidoreductases :
catalyse (oxido ) oxidation – (reduct) reduction reactions, wherein electrons are transferred from one molecule (the reductant) to another molecule (the oxidant).

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