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Homework Help: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry

Posted by Biochemistry on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 6:53pm.

An enzyme works on two substrates, S1 and S2. Its Km for S1 is 100mM and its Km for S2 is 10mM. Based on this information, answer the following questions:

1. For a given [E] will it have a higher Vmax for S1 or S2? Explain your answer

2. Is S1 or S2 a better substrate for the enzyme. Explain your answer

3. Will the enzyme have a higher kcat for S1 or S2? Explain your answer

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