Introduction

  • Paul C. Engel
Part of the Outline Studies in Biology book series (OSB)

Abstract

This book makes no claim to be a comprehensive treatise, and it is not intended to compete with books in that category. It is aimed at ‘nonbelievers’, that is to say the 90% or so of biochemistry students, and indeed of practising biochemists, who place enzyme kinetics in the same category as Latin and cold showers, character-building perhaps, but otherwise to be forgotten as quickly as possible. Kinetics often appears to bristle with forbidding symbols, and many potential converts are discouraged before they even start. I believe, however, that much of enzyme kinetics can be conveyed and understood qualitatively. Algebra is needed only subsequently to provide rigorous confirmation. Approached in this way the subject is easy to grasp, and the symbols take on real meaning.

Keywords

Fermentation Fructose NADH Catalase Dehydrogenation 

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Copyright information

© Paul C. Engel 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul C. Engel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK

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