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Importance of enzymes
· Enzymes catalyse many biological reactions and enhance the rate of product formation in metabolic pathways.
· Some enzymes in blood are used as diagnostic indicators of various diseases. For example the level of transaminases are elevated in blood during jaundice - a liver disorder.
· Some enzymes are used for therapeutic purposes
a. Penicillinase- to treat patients allergic to penecillin
b. Asparaginase- to treat leukemia
c. Diastase- to treat indigestion
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