What is the active site of an enzyme?

1 Answer
Aug 11, 2016

The active site is the region of the enzyme where substrate molecules bind and undergo chemical reaction.


The active site is a groove or pocket formed by the folding pattern of the protein..

Only this region of the enzyme binds to the substrate.

The enzyme - substrate complex is a 3 D structure. This together with the chemical properties of the amino acids and co - factors permits only a particular substrate to bind to the site, thus rendering it specific only to certain proteins.