Biochemical Kinetics

  • E. G. Meyer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 4)

Abstract

There are two basic systems for controlling biochemical reactions. One prevents the synthesis of the various enzymes throughout the reaction chain, and the other inhibits the activity of the first enzyme in the chain. In this review we describe the basic mechanisms of control and their relation to energy and entropy transformations in biological systems.

Keywords

Entropy Fermentation Adenosine Tryptophan Lactose 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. G. Meyer
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  1. 1.University of WyomingLaramieUSA

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