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Homework Help: RNA polymerase

  1. Sep 8, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    An enzyme called "RNA polymerase" catalyzes the formation of messenger RNAs. Therefore, we know that each RNA polymerase molecule:

    2. Relevant equations
    a.could be classified as a nucleic acid.
    b.can participate in mRNA formation multiple times.
    c.is found only in the cytoplasm of cells.
    d.inhibits mRNA production
    e.increases the kinetic energy of its substrates.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know it doesn't inhibit mRNA prodcution and its found in the nuclei not the cytoplasm i think the anwser is it can participate in mRNA formation mutiple times but i'm not sure
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  3. Sep 9, 2011 #2


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    b is correct for sure. That's the way enzymes work, in a twisted way that's half a definition of a catalyst in general.
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