Steady-state velocity

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steady-state velocity

The velocity of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction in which, over the time course of the study, the concentration of any enzyme species is constant (i.e., for an enzyme-substrate binary complex, eS, d[ES]/dt&apprxeq;00; for this to hold true, the total enzyme concentration must be much less than the initial substrate concentration.

Synonym: steady-state rate.

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