Enzyme Kinetics: Kinetic Study of Enzymatic Reactions

enzyme kinetic studies

Enzyme kinetics is the study of the chemical reactions that are catalyzed by enzymes. In enzyme kinetics, the reaction rate is measured and the effects of varying the conditions of the reaction are investigated. Studying an enzyme’s kinetics in this way can reveal the catalytic mechanism of this enzyme, its …

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What is Mendelian Law and Mendelism?

Mendelism and Mendelian law

The contribution of Mendel to genetics is called Mendelism. Mendel is called the Father of Genetics. He was born in a peasant family in 1822 in Austria. In 1843, he entered the monastery at Brunn and in 1847 he was ordained as a Priest. After completing the theological studies, he …

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What is Enzyme Catalysis ?

What is Enzyme Catalysis ?

What is an enzyme? Enzymes are organic molecules, pretentious in nature that are specialized to catalyze biological reactions. Here these can be termed as “Biological Catalysts” (or) “Biocatalysts” (or) “Middle man of Nature”. What is an Enzyme? What is the meaning? The name ‘enzyme‘ (enG=in; zymeG=Yeast) literal means “in yeast“. …

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Biochemical Properties and Mechanism of ATP

biochemical properties of ATP

ATP contains two phosphoanhydride bonds (connecting the 3 phosphates together) and one phosphodiester bond (connecting a phosphate to the ribose ring). The pKa’s for the reactions H+ ATP3- —> ATP4- + H+ and HADP2- —> ADP3- + H+ are about 7.0. So the overall charges of ATP and ADP at …

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What is the Structure, Compositions and Functions of Plasma membrane?

plasma membrane

The Plasma membrane is considered to conform to the fluid mosaic model of the cell membrane proposed by singer and Nicholson. The membrane is composed of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. There is wide variation in the lipid-protein ratio between different cell membrane. Lipids are asymmetrically distributed within the bilayer of …

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Nucleic Acids : Basics and Types

Nucleic Acids Structures

Nucleic acids are polymers composed of monomer units known as nucleotides. There are very few different types of nucleotides. The main functions of nucleotides are information storage (DNA), protein synthesis (RNA), and energy transfers (ATP and NAD). Nucleotides, shown in Figure 1, consist of sugar, a nitrogenous base, and phosphate. …

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