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10 months, 15 days ago

Substances that “simulate” substrates can bind to the activation center of enzymes, thus blocking the true substrates from binding to these enzymes and paralyzing the enzymatic reaction. These “fake substrates” are called enzyme inhibitors.

The binding of enzyme inhibitors to enzymes can be reversible or irreversible.

Many medical drugs, including some antibiotics, antivirals, antineoplastics, antihypertensives and even sildenafil (trade name Viagra), are enzyme inhibitors that block enzyme activity.
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