Inhibition of the Tyrosinase Oxidation of One Substrate by Another

Abstract

The catalytic oxidation of catechol by crude preparations of mushroom tyrosinase was studied by a method yielding data on initial reaction velocities. Graphical analysis of the results suggests that an excess of catechol inhibits its own oxidation by a competitive process, thus accounting for the observed optimum in the substrate concentration. However… (More)

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