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ERIC Number: EJ923690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
The Nuts and Bolts of Michaelis-Menten Enzyme Kinetics: Suggestions and Clarifications
Silverstein, Todd
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n2 p167-168 Feb 2011
Matthew Junker's recent article describes a useful and effective enzyme kinetics application and analogy in which students simulate enzyme activity by unscrewing nut-bolt "substrate molecules", thus, converting them into separate nuts and bolts "products". A number of suggestions and corrections are presented that improve the clarity and accuracy of this classroom activity as an analogy for Michaelis-Menten kinetics. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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