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Enzymes: Thoroughbred Workhorses of the Cell

Synopsis
Enzymes are the workhorses of the cell and are very specific in their actions. This programme explores in detail the action of PFK, phospho fructose kinase, and explains specificity and catalysis. Uses unique computer graphics footage of predictions of the precise movements of the parts of the molecules involved in the reaction. Uses the analogy of a computer-controlled print works to explain the processes that enzymes control within a cell. Describes laboratory processes for isolating enzymes and studies x-ray crystallography.
Series
Biology: Form and Function, Course S203
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1991
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
biochemistry; cells; enzymes; X-ray crystallography

Credits

Producer
Pam Taylor
Cast
Norman Cohen 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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