What is enzyme inactivation?

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Sep 28, 2016

Enzyme inactivation refers to a point when a enzyme becomes denatured


When an enzyme becomes denatured, its active site is no longer functional. An enzyme is made of the substrate which has the active site on it, which the catalyst binds to in a chemical reaction. When the pH of the enzyme is changed or the temperature is increased, it may denature, or inactivate the enzyme. So, in short, inactivation refers to the point when the enzyme stops working