WHAT IS AN
thousands of enzymes in each cell of every living thing on earth.
They are absolutely essential to life on this planet. Enzymes are
made of complex arrangements of protein molecules. There are
thousands of potential arrangements, so there are thousands of
different enzymes. Each caries out a specific function. Much like a
lock and key, an enzyme can only react with what it is specifically
intended for, and nothing else.
molecules are held together in a double helix, they have a reactive
site made to fit only one type of molecule. In other words, the only
type of molecule that will fit in an enzymes reactive site is the
type of molecule that the enzyme is specifically made to react with.
For virtually every type of molecule, there is an enzyme that will
react with it.
Once an enzyme
has found a molecule that will fit in it's reactive site, it begins
to trade atoms with it. By changing just a few atoms in a molecule,
it is changed into a completely different type of molecule. For
instance, if an oxygen atom is given two hydrogen atoms, it becomes
solution is the result of years of research. First to find the types
of molecules that are commonly found in dirty carpet and upholstery,
then to find the specific enzymes that will react with them.