Enzymes: Chemical Degradation of Albumin through Light Absorbance Mariel Melchor, Itzae Facio, Sarahi Iturriaga, Sarai Chairez, Evelyn Tovanche University of Texas at El Paso BIOL 1107 October 9, 2014 Horacio Gonzalez Abstract In this enzyme lab, we worked to observe enzymatic activity by measuring how fast pepsin degrades albumin by observing the changes in absorbance of albumin using a spectrophotometer. The wavelength set through a spectrophotometer is the controlled variable
Introduction With the invention of the “Robot Chemist” by Harns Baruch, automated analysers came into the biomedical arena. This has been evolved since 1959 and now has improved a lot in many aspects including the ways of inserting the samples into the analyzer. Automatic analyzer facilitates the analysis of more than one bio chemical sample at a time and also it can be programmed such that several tests can be done concurrently. This feature saves a lot of time while being accurate as well.