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    When enzymes are inhibited (feedback inhibition) or enzyme genes are repressed, such as in a bacterial metabolic pathway, eventually operons are activated and new enzymes are synthesized. What happens to the old enzymes. What is the fate of enzymes that requires more enzyme genes to be transcribed and translated?


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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatsStalker View Post
    When enzymes are inhibited (feedback inhibition) or enzyme genes are repressed, such as in a bacterial metabolic pathway, eventually operons are activated and new enzymes are synthesized. What happens to the old enzymes. What is the fate of enzymes that requires more enzyme genes to be transcribed and translated?

    If I understand your question correctly,
    then the answer is that enzymes are broken down via hydrolysis; the amino acids can be used to synthesize i.a. new enzymes.


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