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ERIC Number: EJ1145989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Enzyme Kinetics Experiment with the Multienzyme Complex Viscozyme L and Two Substrates for the Accurate Determination of Michaelian Parameters
Guerra, Nelson Pérez
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n6 p795-799 Jun 2017
A laboratory experiment in which students study the kinetics of the Viscozyme-L-catalyzed hydrolysis of cellulose and starch comparatively was designed for an upper-division biochemistry laboratory. The main objective of this experiment was to provide an opportunity to perform enhanced enzyme kinetics data analysis using appropriate informatics and statistical tools. By fitting the Michaelis-Menten, Lineweaver-Burk, Eadie-Hofstee, and Hanes equations to the experimental data, students explore the strengths and weaknesses of each plot and determine whether the two Viscozyme-L-catalyzed reactions obey Michaelis-Menten kinetics. Comparing the values of the Michaelian constants (v[subscript max] and K[subscript M]) and the efficiencies obtained for each enzyme-catalyzed reaction allows advanced undergraduates to determine if the differences between these parameters are statistically significant.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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