coenzyme definition

  • noun:
    • A nonproteinaceous natural compound that usually contains a vitamin or mineral and mixes with a specific protein, the apoenzyme, to make a working chemical system.
    • Any small molecule that's required for the functioning of an enzyme.
    • a small molecule (perhaps not a protein but sometimes a vitamin) required for the experience of some enzymes
  • others:
    • a molecule that's needed for the activity of some enzymes; it may exist free in solution within an income system, but functions by binding to an enzyme to assist in catalyzing a reaction. The molecule it self might be temporarily altered during the reaction, it is ultimately restored to its initial kind. Many vitamins work as coenzymes.

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