Contemporary Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanism - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780123786081, 9780123847447

Contemporary Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanism

3rd Edition

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Series Volume Editors: Daniel Purich
eBook ISBN: 9780123847447
Paperback ISBN: 9780123786081
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th November 2009
Page Count: 704
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Table of Contents

Section 1: Initial Rate Theory & Methods
1. Derivation of Initial Velocity and Isotope Exchange Rate Equation (Huang)
2. Practical Considerations in the Design of Initial Velocity Enzyme Rate Assays (Purich)
3. Techniques in Coupled Enzyme Rate Assays (Rudolph)
4. Regression Analysis, Experimental Error, and Statistical Criteria in the Design and Analysis of Experiments for Discrimination between Rival Kinetic Models (Mannervik)
5. Analysis of Enzyme Progress Curves by Nonlinear Regression (Duggleby)
6. Effects of pH on Enzymes (Tipton)
7. Temperature Effects on Enzyme Kinetics (Laidler)
8. Site-Directed Mutagenesis: A Tool for Studying Enzyme Catalysis (Plapp)
9. Cooperativity in Enzyme Function: Equilibrium and Kinetic Aspects (Neet)

Section 2: Inhibitors as Probes of Enzyme Catalysis
10. Reversible Enzyme Inhibitors as Mechanistic Probes (Fromm)
11. Application of Affinity Labeling for Studying Enzyme Structure and Function (Plapp)
12. Mechanism-Based Enzyme Inactivators (Silverman)

Section 3: Detection of Enzyme Reaction Intermediates
13. Transient Kinetic Approaches to Enzyme Mechanisms (Hammes)
14. Rapid Quench Kinetic Analysis of Polymerases, Adenosinetriphosphatases, and Enzyme Intermediates (Johnson)
15. Pre-Steady-State Kinetics of Enzymatic Reactions Studied by Electrospray Mass Spectrometry with Rapid On-Line Techniques (Konermann)

Section 4. Isotopic Probes of Enyme Processes
16. Isotope Exchange Methods for Elucidating Enzyme Catalysis (Purich)
17. Positional Isotope Exchange as Probes of Enzyme Action (Raushel)
18. Enzymatic Transition State Analysis and Transition State Analogues (Schramm)
19. Determining Transition-States from Kinetic Isotope Effects (Berti)
20. Computational Methods for Transition State and Inhibitor Recognition (Schwartz)


Kinetic studies of enzyme action provide powerful insights into the underlying mechanisms of catalysis and regulation. These approaches are equally useful in examining the action of newly discovered enzymes and therapeutic agents.

Contemporary Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanism, Second Edition presents key articles from Volumes 63, 64, 87, 249, 308 and 354 of Methods in Enzymology. The chapters describe the most essential and widely applied strategies. A set of exercises and problems is included to facilitate mastery of these topics.

The book will aid the reader to design, execute, and analyze kinetic experiments on enzymes. Its emphasis on enzyme inhibition will also make it attractive to pharmacologists and pharmaceutical chemists interested in rational drug design.
Of the seventeen chapters presented in this new edition, ten did not previously appear in the first edition.

Key Features

  • Transient kinetic approaches to enzyme mechanisms
  • Designing initial rate enzyme assay
  • Deriving initial velocity and isotope exchange rate equations
  • Plotting and statistical methods for analyzing rate data
  • Cooperativity in enzyme function
  • Reversible enzyme inhibitors as mechanistic probes
  • Transition-state and multisubstrate inhibitors
  • Affinity labeling to probe enzyme structure and function
  • Mechanism-based enzyme inactivators
  • Isotope exchange methods for elucidating enzymatic catalysis
  • Kinetic isotope effects in enzyme catalysis
  • Site-directed mutagenesis in studies of enzyme catalysis


Students and professionals in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, pharmacology, and pharmaceutical chemistry


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About the Series Volume Editors

Daniel Purich Series Volume Editor

Daniel Lee Purich has been at the forefront of biochemistry research for more than 25 years. He was awarded the National Institutes of Health Research Career Development Award from 1977–1982, the Plous Teaching Award (the University of California Santa Barbara Campus-Wide Teaching Award) in 1977, has been a member of the National Institutes of Health Biochemistry Study Section from 1982–1985, and a member of the Journal of Biological Chemistry Editorial Board from 1981–1986. He has been a member of the American Society of Biological Chemists, the American Chemical Society, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biochemical Society, and the American Society for Cell Biology. Dr. Purich is currently a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Florida College of Medicine. He is the author and editor of numerous scientific publications.

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University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.