A) Using the data given in table below plot a Lineweaver-Burk plot
d) Explain you choice
Table 1 :
Kinetics data for an enzyme catalysed reaction with and without the presence of inhibitors :
[S] mmol/L : 1.67 - 2.50 - 5.00 - 10.00
Initial velocity of reaction (micromol/min) :
without inhibitior : 0.100 - 0.125 - 0.167 - 0.200
with inhibitor A : 0.083 - 0.106 - 0.149 - 0.185
with inhibitor B : 0.068 - 0.083 - 0.105 - 0.122
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A. The Lineweaver-Burk plot is a plot of 1/V versus 1/S as demonstrated in the below equation. Please see the attached section on theory.
I have plotted in the Excel file. Please see attached.
B. I fitted 3 trendline equations for each case as below:
No inhibitor: y = 10x + 4
According to the above relationship, Vmax = ¼ = 0.25 (μmol/min)
KM = 10*Vmax = 2.5
Inhibitor A: y = 13.4x + 4.1
Vmax = 1/4.1 = 0.24 (μmol/min)
KM = 13.4*0.24 = 3.2
Inhibitor A: y = 13.0x + 6.9
Vmax = 1/6.9 = 0.14 (μmol/min)
KM = 13*0.14 = 1.8
C and D.
Note that V approaches Vmax very slowly so that it is extremely difficult to get experimental data that clearly shows what the value Vmax is, and consequently what KM is. Hence at high substrate concentrations, we would ...
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