what is difference between cofactor and coenzyme?

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Offline aysha

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what is the difference between cofactor and coenzyme?is coenzyme sub-heading of cofactor? [???]

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what is difference between cofactor and coenzyme?
« Reply #1 on: 08/06/2009 05:21:14 »
Coenzymes are complex organic molecules, some of the B vitamins are used to make co-enzymes that are important in the reactions of respiration. Some cofactors are simple inorganic ions, these are called trace elements such as manganese and cobalt.

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what is difference between cofactor and coenzyme?
« Reply #2 on: 08/06/2009 07:16:22 »
A CO-ENZYME is a small organic non-protein MOLECULE that carries chemical groups between enzymes while a

CO-FACTOR is a non-protein CHEMICAL COMPOUND that is bound tightly to an enzyme and is required for catalysis.
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