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ERIC Number: EJ820736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Introducing Michaelis-Menten Kinetics through Simulation
Halkides, Christopher J.; Herman, Russell
Journal of Chemical Education, v84 n3 p434-437 Mar 2007
We describe a computer tutorial that introduces the concept of the steady state in enzyme kinetics. The tutorial allows students to produce graphs of the concentrations of free enzyme, enzyme-substrate complex, and product versus time in order to learn about the approach to steady state. By using a range of substrate concentrations and rate constants, students are able to simulate enzyme kinetics and produce Lineweaver-Burk plots. The tutorial is intended for use in third- or fourth-year undergraduate biochemistry courses. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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