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Errors Associated with the Determination of the Initial Velocities of Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions

  • I. A. Nimmo
  • G. L. Atkins

Abstract

Possible ways are discussed of reducing systematic errors in initial velocities (v), principally those caused by drift and nonlinear progress curves. Information on the nature of the random experimental error in v is also summarized. The error tends to increase with the magnitude of v, but generalizations about its distribution are less easily made.

Keywords

Initial Velocity Pyruvate Kinase Progress Curve Coupling Enzyme Small Systematic Error 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Nimmo
    • 1
  • G. L. Atkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Edinburgh Medical SchoolTeviot Place, EdinburghScotland

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