The Way They Work
(To the tune of "The Way We Were")
Copyright © 2011 Kevin Ahern

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Mighty powerhouse peptides

Cause reactions to go faster

In the cell’s insides


Tiny substrates

Bring about an induced fit

Enzyme structure is affect-ed

By what binds to it


Can it be that it’s just simple zen?

How the enzymes activate

If they bind effector, will they go

To an R-State, T-State?



Gives the mechanistic might

To three-D arrangement

Of the active site


(Additional stanza)


Have a bias they can’t hide

Hydrophobic side chains are

Mostly found inside


So it’s the structure

For celebrating

Whenever there’s debating

The way they work

The way they work


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