Sections
Enzymes
Enzyme-Substrate Complex
Lock and Key Vs. Induced Fit Models
Optimal Enzyme Conditions
Activation Energy
Types of Enzymes
Cofactor
Catalysis
Electrostatic and Metal Ion Catalysis
Covalent Catalysis
Reaction Rate
Enzyme Kinetics
Rate Constants and Rate Law
Reaction Orders
Rate Constant Units
Initial Velocity
Vmax Enzyme
Km Enzyme
Steady-State Conditions
Michaelis-Menten Assumptions
Michaelis-Menten Equation
Lineweaver-Burk Plot
Michaelis-Menten vs. Lineweaver-Burk Plots
Shifting Lineweaver-Burk Plots
Calculating Vmax
Calculating Km
Kcat
Specificity Constant

Concept #1: Michaelis-Menten vs. Lineweaver-Burk Plots

Practice: Why is it preferable to use a Lineweaver-Burk over a Michaelis-Menten plot when studying enzyme kinetics?

Practice: You measure V0 of an enzyme at 6 different [S] & plot the data on a Lineweaver-Burk plot. You then determine the line of best fit to the data to visualize the x & y intercepts. Calculate the Vmax & Km of the enzyme. Hint: pay close attention to the indicated units.