MENTEN, MAUD

Biologist (c 1913)

She was an early 20th century biologist working in Toronto, Canada in enzyme kinetics. The method she developed is called Michealis-Menten Kinetics and is the standard technique used today. Maude Menton working with Leonor Michaelis derived a mathematical model to describe the kinetics of how enzymes catalyze (enable) reactions. The work of Michaelis and German scientist Maude Menton enabled several subsequent generations of biochemists to assess correctly the nature and efficiency of the key, enzyme-driven steps in cell metabolism. Their joint work in 1913 led to the model describing the kinetics of how enzymes catalyze reactions, called the Michaelis-Menton equation.

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