Non-Equilibrium, Enzyme Reactions, Self-Organization and Dynamic Properties
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Even “simple” enzyme networks can possibly display emergence of
properties. These properties can be generated by a drift of the system away from
equilibrium conditions. The lack of equilibrium of an enzyme system certainly plays a
major importance in defining its function within the living cell.
Phenomenological description of an enzyme reaction, Probability of
occurrence of an event under non-equilibrium conditions, Drift of a reaction under
quasi-equilibrium and non-equilibrium reaction, Perturbation terms, Random
binding of substrates to an enzyme, Sequential binding of substrates to an enzyme,
Emergent enzyme reactions, Drift from equilibrium, Thermodynamic implications
of a drift from quasi-equilibrium.
Honorary Director of the Jacques Monod Institute CNRS, Paris cedex 5, France