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30. Enzymes function most efficiently at the temperature of a typical cell, which is 37 degrees Celsius. Increases or decreases in temperature can significantly lower the reaction rate. What does this suggest about the importance of temperatureregulating mechanisms in organisms? What do you think happens to your enzymes when you have a fever? Explain.
so far i have:
Enzymes get denatured at high temps or at certain pH's.
Is there anything else i need to add?

Think about heat and bonds: what would happen to bonds (i.e., Hydrogenbonds, covalent bonds, electrostatic interactions, etc.)? Remember, changing bond length or breaking bonds, changes tertiary structure. This can cause problems during substrate and enzyme interactions.
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