# Physical Science

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 temperature-regulating mechanisms in organisms? Explain.

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1. Wouldn't you expect the temperature regulation in organisms to be VERY important else the enzymes would not function properly?

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2. Enzymes can change shape faster at higher temperatures.

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