rate-determining step

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rate-determining step

The chemical reaction in a series of sequential reactions that takes the longest to occur.
See also: step
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The supply of initiator and monomer is regulated by the isoprenoid pathway (figure 2), with hydroxyl-methyl-glutaryl co-enzyme A reductase (HMGR) often being a rate limiting step.
Because the association studies of unrelated patients require thousands of research subjects and controls to differentiate between genetic and environmental affects, DNA and tissue samples have emerged as a rate limiting step.
At higher temperatures the rate limiting step is no longer diffusion, but the actual thermodynamics of crystallization.
Often the rate limiting step in the application of ligands in catalysis is the synthesis of the ligands themselves, which can often be very challenging and time consuming.
According to my density functional theory calculations, Noxicat's active site has a comparable rate limiting step to that of platinum," stated Weichao Wang, leading author of Science article.