This assignment will allow students to bring together everything they have learned about protein composition, folding, and function to analyze how a well-characterized enzyme, carbonic anhydrase, functions within the human body.
Write a 2,500- to 3,000-word essay analyzing the composition, folding, and mechanism of action of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase in the human body. Use current research literature (reference a minimum of 12-15 peer-reviewed journal articles) to examine this enzyme’s functions, its genetics, and expression(s) of carbonic anhydrase in the human body, and explain how carbonic anhydrase helps the body to maintain homeostasis and how loss of this enzyme function can lead to disease in the body.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.