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Enzyme Kinetics for Novice Learners: Numerical Simulation in Excel

Author(s): Scott A. Sinex and Barbara A. Gage

Pp: 107-115 (9)

Doi: 10.2174/978160805276911101010107

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Abstract

Through an interactive Excel spreadsheet and accompanying activity, first-year college students explore enzyme kinetics, experimental error, and the be-havior of inhibitors. Many “what if” questions drive students to discover how a variety of parameters influence results.


Keywords: enzyme kinetics, inhibitors, non-linear regression

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