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 40
  • Concept Pages 3


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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Easy to understand and memorize
By Christophe E. on 06. April 2022 for Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics

Professor Kevin make it enjoyable course; It helped not only in remembering many info that I forgot in the class, but also I did learn many new valuable information. The fact that the explanation provided by Dr. Kevin is so easy to understand and memorize, make this course very interesting.

Easy to understand
By Prince A. on 29. January 2022 for Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics

Very concise and simple explanations. He made it easy to understand.

This lecture provided me with so much clarity. Thank you
By Sabrina B. on 06. October 2021 for Kinetic Considerations – Enzyme Catalysis

This lecture provided me with so much clarity. Thank you

Why are enzyme vital? Drug paths and function
By eyob a. on 01. July 2021 for Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics

Interesting. I have tries to learn this about 2-3 times but never quiet stuck in my mind. Too easy to forget why an enzyme does this or that, however Dr.Kevins way of sharing the WHY this is significant really helped conndct the dots.