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Biomolecular Kinetics and Cell Dynamics

Michaelis-Menten plot.

This plot of velocity vs. substrate concentration is based on the Michaelis-Menten equation. The Michaelis-Menten constant, KM, is the substrate concentration at which the enzyme reaction proceeds at half the maximum velocity. (Figure by MIT OpenCourseWare.)


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Spring 2006



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Course Description

This class covers analysis of kinetics and dynamics of molecular and cellular processes across a hierarchy of scales, including intracellular, extracellular, and cell population levels; a spectrum of biotechnology applications are also taken into consideration. Topics include gene regulation networks; nucleic acid hybridization; signal transduction pathways; and cell populations in tissues and bioreactors. Emphasis is placed on experimental methods, quantitative analysis, and computational modeling.

Lauffenburger, Douglas, and Forest White. 20.320 Biomolecular Kinetics and Cell Dynamics, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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