This is Maltase, an enzyme. She really wants to make Glucose now that she thinks she’s ready. However, she doesn’t know how or where to start. Until, she met a woman named Lactase at a coffee shop, who is also an enzyme and seemed to have noticed her looking unhappy.
Maltase and Lactase talked, and Maltase told Lactase about her struggle to make Glucose. Lactase told her not to worry! She just needs to find the correct substrate for herself, since everyone is a unique enzyme of their own.
Lactase explained how she was able to make her Glucose and Galactose from finding her substrate, Maltose! Lactase told Maltase that her substrate should be Maltose. She thinks there is Maltose hanging out in the bakery across the street.
As they walked to the bakery, Maltase asked Lactase how she would know if Maltose is the perfect fit for her. Lactase responded that Maltose would need to be the right fit in her active site! If Maltose is perfect for her, he would be the reactant for her to have products of 2 Glucose when she lowers her activation energy to speed up the process.
When they arrived at the bakery, they spotted Maltose. They approached him, and out of shock from seeing them, he knew he was supposed to belong to Maltase. Maltose was the perfect fit for Maltase.
The bakery’s temperature and Maltase pH was perfect for the two to finally do their enzyme substrate complex. So, they did as the 2 Glucose was produced.