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Unwrapping Enzyme Kinetics
29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Christopher E. Berndsen1, Ian R. Roy1, Nithesh P. Chandrasekharan1
James Madison University
Enzyme rates and kinetics are key components used by biochemists to understand how enzymes function. However, students often find it difficult to understand how these experiments are performed and...
The Avocado Lab: An Inquiry-Driven Exploration of an Enzymatic Browning Reaction
By Shelby T. Peres1, Kelsey A. Oonk2, Kasandra J. Riley*1
1. Rollins College 2. Duke University Medical Center
Typical biochemistry labs exploring basic enzyme activity rely on costly, time-consuming protein purification and rarely explore enzyme function in situ. Further, complex purification procedures...
Analysis of Amylase Activity
24 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Allison Carter Burlyn1, Christina Fieber1, Melanie Lenahan2
1. Horry-Georgetown Technical College 2. Raritan Valley Community College
This lab is an exploration of enzyme function and the effects of environmental conditions on the activity of the enzyme amylase. The lab utilizes analytical and graphing skills to assess enzyme...
Encouraging student collaboration and networking and improving student access to undergraduate research opportunities.
24 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gary Laverty1, Metehan Cebeci1, Jessica Rainey1, R Rodney Cooper1
University of Delaware
We describe, as a case study, work done by two undergraduate students on a specific enzyme in the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila.
Evolution of Caffeine Biosynthesis Enzymes
12 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Brian Sullivan1, Shuchismita Dutta2
1. University of North Carolina 2. RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
This case focuses on exploring why plants make secondary metabolites like caffeine and how the enzymes required for making caffeine evolved.
Michaelis-Menten Enzyme Kinetics
11 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tony Weisstein
Truman State University
In this simulation, equations used in enzyme kinetics (Michaelis-Menten, Eadie-Hofstee, Dixon, and Lineweaver-Burk) are modeled under various conditions.