What is the effect of an inhibitor on enzyme activity?

2 Answers
Jun 24, 2016

It reduces enzyme activity.


As the name implies, an inhibitor inhibits enzyme activity. The enzyme is inactive as long as the inhibitor is bound. When the inhibition is released, the enzyme will resume normal activity.

Feb 28, 2017

inhibitor inhibit the activity of enzymes

  • prevent enzymes secretions .


  1. competitive inhibitor: inhibitor compete with enzymes to get attached at active site .They block the site of enzymes .
  2. non competitive inhibitors : non competitive inhibitor changes the shape of active site of enzyme after binding at allosteric sites.

thus, inhibitors prevent enzyme's chemical secretions.