Binding reaction


the binding reaction can be divided into the following relationships

 foward reaction
 reverse reaction
 at equilibrium

the equilibrium constant (Keq) is a measure of the affinity of enzyme for substrate

If the Keq is a small number then the enzyme has a high affinity for substrate.

If the Keq is a large number then the enzyme has a relatively low affinity for substrate.


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