Michaelis, Leonor

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Leonor, German-U.S. chemist and physician, 1875-1949.
Michaelis buffer
Michaelis constant - the true dissociation constant for the enzyme-substrate binary complex in a single-substrate rapid equilibrium enzyme-catalyzed reaction. Synonym(s): Michaelis-Menten constant
Michaelis-Gutmann body - a rounded homogenous body containing calcium and iron found within macrophages in the bladder wall in malacoplakia.
Michaelis-Menten constant - Synonym(s): Michaelis constant
Michaelis-Menten equation - an initial-rate equation for a single-substrate noncooperative enzyme-catalyzed reaction relating the initial velocity to the initial substrate concentration. Synonym(s): Victor-Michaelis-Menten equation
Michaelis-Menten hypothesis - that a complex is formed between an enzyme and its substrate (the O'Sullivan-Tompson hypothesis), which complex then decomposes to yield free enzyme and the reaction products (Brown hypothesis), the latter rate determining the overall rate of substrate-product conversion.
Victor-Michaelis-Menten equation - Synonym(s): Michaelis-Menten equation
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Sweet biochemistry Leonor Michaelis and Maud Menten's classic work on the speed of enzymatic reactions was based on studies of the conversion of table sugar, or sucrose, into two simpler sugars, glucose and fructose, by the invertase enzyme (left).
The German chemist Leonor Michaelis (1875-1949) and his assistant Maud Lenora Menten derived an equation that would describe the rate at which enzyme-catalyzed reactions took place.