Spatio-temporal dynamics in glycolysis.

  title={Spatio-temporal dynamics in glycolysis.},
  author={T. Mair and Christian Warnke and S. C. M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Faraday discussions},
  pages={249-59; discussion 325-51}
During the glycolytic degradation of sugar in a thin layer of yeast extract, travelling waves of NADH and protons can be generated that carry a state of high enzymatic activity through the system. The controlled initiation of such waves with an activator of the enzyme phosphofructokinase (PFK) and the influence of various salts and co-factors on the propagation dynamics are investigated. Furthermore a first study of the dispersion of waves is presented. The experimental characterisation of this… CONTINUE READING