What are the different classes of enzymes?

Question:

What are the different classes of enzymes? Explain any two with the type of reaction they catalyse.

Solution:

There are different classes of enzymes. They are Oxidoreductase, Transferase, Hydrolase, Lysates, Isomerase, ligases.

(a) Oxidoreductase:

These are the enzymes which help in simultaneous oxidation and reduction of two substrates.

S reduced + S’reduced → S oxidized + S’ oxidized

(b) Hydrolases:

These enzymes facilitate the hydrolysis of a molecule.

Sucrose → Glucose + Fructose

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