Welcome to your study of enzyme kinetics, the subject that underlies all enzymology, which in turn underlies all aspects of biochemistry. This text will give you an introduction to a wide range of topics that constitute the modern enzyme kinetics. This textbook is directed at graduate students in biochemistry, chemistry, and life sciences, for advanced courses in enzyme kinetics, enzymology, and enzyme chemistry. For this reason, the whole book is organized in a systematic and scholarly fashion. It is unlikely that the student will be expected to cover everything in the text, but in a later career she or he may find it an invaluable reference for topics that are needed in practice. The concepts, definitions and detailed algebra of enzyme kinetics are laid out in accurate detail. For that reason, this textbook can also serve as a handbook for enzyme kinetics for research workers in the field. The research worker will find it a useful source, which can be used for solving the daily experimental problems in the laboratory. The preparation of the manuscript for this book was under the constant surveillance of W. Wallace Cleland, Professor of Chemical Science at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and one of the founders of modern enzyme kinetics. Without his help and advice, this bookwould not be possible. Several versions of the manuscript were constantly corrected and improved by Svetlana Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Novi Sad.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 438
Weight: 781 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
`As scientific attention turns in the post-genomic era, once again, to the properties of proteins, and particularly to their preeminent role as catalysts, Professor Leskovac's book, Comprehensive Enzyme Kinetics, will have to be on every shelf. It will, however, rarely find itself on the shelf, but much more in the hands of researchers who will daily deploy in the laboratory its wealth of useful information. Prepared under the eye of W.W. Cleland, the demiurge of enzyme kinetics, this magnum opus earns its title of comprehensive. The systematic organization of the volume, which somehow manages completeness in just over 400 pages, leads the reader to a target subject easily. The clarity of exposition will be as welcome to the experienced kineticist as it will be to the beginner. This volume is a singular achievement.'
R.L. Schowen, Professor Emeritus Chemistry, Molecular Biosciences and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas
`Comprehensive Enzyme Kinetics is an excellent addition to the enzyme kinetics literature. It touches on all of the topics in the various areas of kinetics that might be of interest to the enzymologist. It will make a fine classroom reference text.'
Herbert J. Fromm, Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University