Term: SBO:0000186

Name

maximal velocity

Definition

Limiting maximal velocity of an enzymatic reaction, reached when the substrate is in large excess and all the enzyme is complexed.

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   <lambda>
     <bvar><ci definitionURL="http://biomodels.net/SBO/#SBO:0000505">Et</ci></bvar>
     <bvar><ci definitionURL="http://biomodels.net/SBO/#SBO:0000025">kcat</ci></bvar>
     <apply>
       <times/>
         <ci>Et</ci>
         <ci>kcat</ci>
     </apply>
   </lambda>
</math>

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Comment

The symbol Vmax and the names maximum rate and maximum velocity are in widespread use although under normal circumstances there is no finite substrate concentration at which v = V and hence no maximum in the mathematical sense (Eur. J. Biochem. 128:281-291).

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Date of creation: 03 August 2006, 17:49
Date of last modification: 03 February 2010, 15:44

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