Effects of conformational selectivity and of overlapping kinetically influential ionizations on the characteristics of pH-dependent enzyme kinetics. Implications of free-enzyme pKa variability in reactions of papain for its catalytic mechanism.

The effects of selection by a small molecule, when binding to a protein, of a particular conformation from an equilibrium stereopopulation on the characteristics of the pH-dependence of reaction with a reactivity probe or substrate were determined by analysis of an appropriate kinetic model. For reaction in one protonic state containing an equilibrium… CONTINUE READING