Michaelis-Menten equation

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Michaelis-Menten equation

[‚mik·ä¦ā·ləs ′men·tən i‚kwā·zhən]
(biochemistry)
A mathematical equation expressing the hyperbolic relationship between the initial velocity, Vo , and the substrate concentration, [S ], in a number of enzyme-catalyzed reactions such that Vo = Vmax[S ]/ Km + [S ], where Vmaxis the maximum velocity and Km is the Michaelis constant.
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In Biochemische Zeitschrift, a famous paper published in 1913, writers Maud Menten and Leonor Michaelis had to analyze test tubes containing billions of molecules in order to understand how quickly enzymes transform molecules from one form to another.
When Leonor Michaelis and Maud Menten published their now-famous paper in Biochemische Zeitschrift in 1913, watching an individual enzyme at work was impossible.
In 1985, he received the Leonor Michaelis Award of the GDR-Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics.