Binding and Catalysis
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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How to Cite
Toney, M. D. 2001. Binding and Catalysis. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Binding and catalysis in the biological context are defined as the formation of a relatively long-lived and specific complex between a macromolecular catalyst and a substrate molecule, which subsequently undergoes a chemical transformation much faster than would occur in the absence of the macromolecular catalyst.
- entropy loss;
- induced fit;
- stereoelectronic effects;
- ground state destabilization;
- transition state stabilization;
- circe effect