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~ ENZYME  id+ biol> A CATALYST PROTEIN or
                    A PROTEIN PROMOTING
          CHEMICAL REACTIONS from
  gr ZUGO   = YOKE implying TO JOIN
     ZYMEN    LEAVEN
     ZYME     suffix as in enZYME
     ZYMURGY  biol> CHEMISTRY OF FERMENTATION
  in contrast to "DEAD" or INNERT CHEMISTRY
  LIVING CHEMISTRY or BIOCHEMISTRY CONCERNS
  METABOLISM AND ITS ENZYMATIC BASIS
  WITHOUT ENZYMES CHEMICAL CHANGES AND REACTIONS
  ARE SLOW AS ARE THOSE OF INERT CHEMICAL REACTIONS
  ENZYMES HAVE LESSER ENERGY REQUIRENMENT
  THEREFORE LIVING SYSTEMS COMPETE SUCCESSFULLY
  TO GRASP ENERGY   AS ORGANISMS DECAY THEY GENERATE
  WOOD  COAL  PETROLEUM  AS SOURCES OF ENERGY
  CAPTURED ENERGY BY BIOLOGIC SYSTEMS RELATES TO
  MORPHOLOGY or SPECIFIC BODY or 
  SHAPES OF ORGANISMS or SPECIES
  EACH LIVING SYSTEM or ORGANISM HAS
  SPECIFIC ORDERLY PATHWAYS OF ENERGY FLOW 
  RULED BY ENZYMES
  biol> SPECIFIC METABOLISM PATHWAYS ARE INTEGRATED or
        ORGANIZED INTO SELF SUSTAINING SYSTEMS and are 
  QUITE STABLE which is 
  the ESSENCE OF EVERY ORGANISM   sug> HOMEOSTASIS
  ORGANISMS CAN SELF REPAIR and   sug> FIX
  REPLICATE                       sug> GENESIS
  ENZYMES ARE ORGANIC SUBSTANCES 
  THAT ACCELERATE CHEMICAL ORGANIC REACTIONS   
  note AN ENZYME IS NEITHER THE SUBSTRATE NOR 
       THE PRODUCT OF SUCH REACTIONS
  ITS FUNCTION IS TO LOWER THE ENERGY NEEDED FOR
  CHEMICAL CHAIN REACTIONS           sug> METABOLISM
  med> CATALYSIS  CATABOLISM  
       ANABOLISM ARE TERMS to denote
  THE DEGRADATION OR SYNTHESIS OF ORGANIC PRODUCTS
  ENZYMES MAY BE CATABOLIC  ANABOLIC etc 
  as in HYDROLASE CATALASE
  sc> SINCE 1956 THERE IS AN INTERNATIONAL 
      NOMENCLATURE COMMITTEE TO 
  STANDARDIZE ENZYMATIC NOMENCLATURE
  SIX MAIN GROUP ARE ESTABLISHED
  OXIDOREDUCTASES TRANSFERASES HYDROLASES 
  LYASES ISOMERASES and LIGASES        

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