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Handbook of Biochemical Kinetics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080521930

Handbook of Biochemical Kinetics

1st Edition

A Guide to Dynamic Processes in the Molecular Life Sciences

Authors: Daniel Purich R. Allison
eBook ISBN: 9780080521930
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th October 1999
Page Count: 788
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Biochemical kinetics refers to the rate at which a reaction takes place. Kinetic mechanisms have played a major role in defining the metabolic pathways, the mechanistic action of enzymes, and even the processing of genetic material. The Handbook of Biochemical Kinetics provides the "underlying scaffolding" of logic for kinetic approaches to distinguish rival models or mechanisms. The handbook also comments on techniques and their likely limitations and pitfalls, as well as derivations of fundamental rate equations that characterize biochemical processes.

Key Features

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@bul:* Over 750 pages devoted to theory and techniques for studying enzymic and metabolic processes
* Over 1,500 definitions of kinetic and mechanistic terminology, with key references
* Practical advice on experimental design of kinetic experiments
* Extended step-by-step methods for deriving rate equations
* Over 1,000 enzymes, complete with EC numbers, reactions catalyzed, and references to reviews and/or assay methods
* Over 5,000 selected references to kinetic methods appearing in the Methods in Enzymology series
* 72-page Wordfinder that allows the reader to search by keywords
* Summaries of mechanistic studies on key enzymes and protein systems
* Over 250 diagrams, figures, tables, and structures


Biochemists, molecular biologists, biophysicists, cell biologists, pharmacologists, graduate students in these disciplines, and students of enzyme kinetics and mechanism.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Symbols.
Abbreviated Binding Schemes.
Source Words.
Word Finder.


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© Academic Press 1999
14th October 1999
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About the Authors

Daniel Purich

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

R. Allison

Affiliations and Expertise

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


"For the enzymologist wishing to understand an enzyme mechanism in depth, this book bundles useful information both theoretical and practical and goes deeper into the theory than most other books do."

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