Michaelis–Menten enzyme kinetics (maximum reaction rate)


Michaelis–Menten kinetics is one of the best-known models of enzyme kinetics.The model takes the form of an equation describing the rate of enzymatic reactions, by relating reaction rate to the concentration of a substrate.The reaction rate increases with increasing substrate concentration, asymptotically approaching its maximum rate attained when all enzyme is bound to substrate.

Related formulas


VmaxMaximum reaction rate (mol/s)
kcatThe turnover number ( the maximum number of substrate molecules converted to product per enzyme molecule per second) (1/s)
E0The enzyme concentration [E]o (mol)