Why are most restriction enzymes reactions performed at 37 degrees Celcius?

1 Answer
Nov 21, 2015

Most enzyme functions are performed at #37^@C# in humans because the enzymes are able to retain its structure at that temperature, allowing it to break down complex molecules efficiently.


When the temperature increases, the chemical bonds that make up the enzyme are not as strong since the activity increases from its normal state. The enzyme ends up losing its molecular shape, structure, and properties. This process is known as denaturation, which results in a decrease in its ability to break down complex molecules.