© 1975

Initial Rate Enzyme Kinetics


Part of the Molecular Biology Biochemistry and Biophysics book series (MOLECULAR, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Herbert J. Fromm
    Pages 22-40
  3. Herbert J. Fromm
    Pages 161-185
  4. Herbert J. Fromm
    Pages 236-280
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-324

About this book


Enzyme kinetics has undergone very rapid growth and development during the past fifteen years and has been well received by the biochemical community. A cursory glance at the current biochem­ ical literature reveals the increasing popularity of enzyme ki­ netics1 yet, there are very few books available to guide the enzymologist who wishes to conduct kinetic experiments. This monograph was undertaken to provide the fledgling kineticist with an outline of contemporary initial rate enzyme kinetics. A large portion of the material contained in this book is presented in a second-year, graduate-level course in biochemistry at Iowa State University. I have found that the presentation in this course has enabled students without a strong background in math­ ematics to undertake initial rate studies at the research bench. The monograph obviously is more comprehensive than any course could be, and should permit similar accomplishment. As the title implies, the major emphasis of this monograph is on initial rate enzyme kinetics. I considered at length the advis­ ability of including chapters on integrated rate equations and on the theory and application of rapid reaction kinetics, such as rapid-mixing stopped-flow, and temperature-jump kinetics. These, however, are topics that would require a good deal of space to develop if they were to be helpful to the beginner.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Biochemistry and Biophysics DepartmentIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Initial Rate Enzyme Kinetics
  • Authors H. J. Fromm
  • Series Title Molecular Biology Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-07375-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-80968-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-80966-8
  • Series ISSN 0077-0221
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 324
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Enzymology
    Biochemistry, general
    Bioorganic Chemistry
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