3.4 Mechanisms of enzyme catalysis in glycolysis
3.4.2 Phosphohexose isomerase
3.4.3 Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase
3.4.4 Pyruvate Kinase
Metabolic reactions are catalyzed by enzymes. Enzymes are not magicians but sophisticated catalysts, and their chemical mechanisms are often understood quite well, at least in principle. We will look at a few selected examples that illustrate various mechanisms of catalysis that occur similarly in other metabolic pathways, too.