NameMichaelis constant in fast equilibrium situation
Michaelis constant as determined in a reaction where the formation of the enzyme-substrate complex occurs at a much faster rate than subsequent steps, and so are assumed to be in a quasi-equilibrium situation. K is equivalent to an equilibrium constant. For example see Henri-Michaelis-Menten equation (SBO:0000029).
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- SBO:0000027 Michaelis constant (is a)
Date of creation: 11 July 2008, 13:57
Date of last modification: 18 March 2011, 13:03