Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics
Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics

Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics

by Kevin Ahern, PhD

Enzymes are understood as reaction catalysts, accelerating the biological machinery by quickly providing the required compounds for particular reactions. This has clearly proven to be advantageous for living organisms, since the alternative—spontaneous generation—would take far longer.

In this course, the discussion will center around the dynamics of enzyme functioning, or their kinetics, by introducing students to their classification and types. They will also be introduced to the concept of enzyme inhibition and how enzymes can be halted for therapeutic purposes.

For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to have familiarity with the basic notions of molecular and cellular biology and the biochemistry of biomolecules.

Course Details

  • Videos 15
  • Duration 1:24 h
  • Quiz questions 39
  • Concept Pages 4


Your Educators of course Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical School”.

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By Avril L. on 01. March 2024 for Background of Enzymatic Reactions – Enzyme Catalysis

Me encantó como lo ha explicado, paso a paso, de manera detallada y concisa. He aprendido mucho gracias a este video, ¡gracias!

Clear lesson
By Jeena Q. on 08. December 2023 for Perfect Enzyme and Lineweaver Burk Plot – Enzyme Classification

This lesson is explained very well! It's clear to me what Lineweaver-Burk plot means and how enzymes are most efficient when they have high Kcat/low Km

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