∗ The first book in the field – concise, thorough and authoritative.
∗ The fundamentals developed in this book connect basic physical chemistry to biophysical chemistry, surface and colloid chemistry, enzymology, pharmacology, and cell biology.
∗ The key interfacial processes of turnover, processivity and replenishment are examined and it is shown how together they determine the catalytic efficiency of interfacial enzymes.
∗ Focuses on introducing a usable yet rigorous quantitative basis for analysis of interfacial catalysis in terms of the primary rate and equilibrium constants.
∗ Describes the quantitative characterization of function and inhibition of interfacial enzymes under conditions relevant for evaluation of their pharmacological potential.
In addressing issues and concerns in a growing field that borders physical, biological and surface sciences, this book will be of interest to a broad spectrum of scientists in such diverse fields as biochemistry, biophysics, enzymology, biotechnology, biomaterial science (phospholipid interfaces), pharmacology, bioorganic chemistry and colloid and interface sciences. As well as providing an informative text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, many researchers in industry will also benefit from this comprehensive treatise.
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Why Interfacial Enzymes?
Interface Phenomena: Accessibility and Exchange
To Be or Not To Be: Dilemma for the Substrate in Solution
Interfacial Processivity: Ensemble Behavior in the Scooting Mode
Analysis of the Processive Reaction Progress
Detailed Balance Conditions for Interfacial Equilibria
Rapid Substrate Replenishment in the Quasi–Scooting Mode
Inhibition: Specific or Nonspecific
The Delay to the Steady State in the Reaction Progress
Nonidealities of the Dispersed Phases
Effects of Reduction of Dimensionality