Michaelis complex

Mi·chae·lis com·plex

binary complex of an enzyme.
[Leonor Michaelis]
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I think the Michaelis complex for the capping reactions are phosphates sandwiched between calciums, derived from the site for the original leaving group, pyrophosphate.
The initial recognition and capture of the substrate molecule into what is termed the Michaelis complex occurs on a time scale of nanoseconds, due primarily to the diffusion of the substrate into the active site of the enzyme.
The Michaelis complex represents the initial step in the reaction which yields [Alpha]-ketoglutarate, carbon dioxide and NADPH.