enzyme-substrate complex

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The intermediate formed when a substrate molecule interacts with the active site of an enzyme. Following the formation of an enzyme-substrate complex, the substrate molecule undergoes a chemical reaction and is converted into a new product. Various mechanisms for the formation of enzyme-substrate complexes have been suggested, including the induced-fit model and the lock-and-key mechanism.

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