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Analytical chemistry

Kinetics of enzymatic degradation of high molecular weight polysaccharides through a nanopore: experiments and data-modeling.


PMID 23992452

Abstract

The enzymatic degradation of long polysaccharide chains is monitored by nanopore detection. It follows a Michaelis-Menten mechanism. We measure the corresponding kinetic constants at the single molecule level. The simulation results of the degradation process allowed one to account for the oligosaccharide size distribution detected by a nanopore.