- Conference date: 25–30 September 2008
- Location: Hersonissos, Crete (Greece)
The classic enzyme substratum reaction is described by a nonlinear system of four differential equations. The related initial value problem does not have an explicit solution. Steady‐state assumptions lead to the well known Michaelis‐Menten kinetics. They are approximations of the solutions of the original system of equations. In this work we report about the numeric solution of this system of differential equations. An implicit three‐step Runge‐Kutta method is used. Two completely different parameter triples are calculated with that from the same measurements of the product of an enzyme substratum reaction. Both reproduce the data very well. As a consequence, both for mathematics and for enzyme kinetics further examinations are worthwhile to this topic.
- Enzyme kinetics
- Differential equations
- Initial value problems
- Nonlinear dynamics
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