Heineken, Tsuchiya and Aris on the mathematical status of the pseudo-steady state hypothesis: a classic from volume 1 of Mathematical Biosciences
Roussel, Marc R.
Volume 1, Issue 1 of Mathematical Biosciences was the venue for a now-classic paper on the application of singular perturbation theory in enzyme kinetics, “On the mathematical status of the pseudo-steady state hypothesis of biochemical kinetics” by F. G. Heineken, H. M. Tsuchiya and R. Aris. More than 50 years have passed, and yet this paper continues to be studied and mined for insights. This perspective discusses both the strengths and weaknesses of the work presented in this paper. For many, the justiﬁcation of the pseudo-steady-state approximation using singular perturbation theory is the main achievement of this paper. However, there is so much more material here, which laid the foundation for a great deal of research in mathematical biochemistry in the intervening decades. The parameterization of the equations, construction of the ﬁrst-order uniform singular-perturbation solution, and an attempt to apply similar principles to the pseudo-equilibrium approximation are discussed in particular detail.
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Singular perturbation theory , Michaelis-Menten mechanism , Pseudo-steady-state approximation , Pseudo-equilibrium approximation
Roussel, M. R. (2019). Heineken, Tsuchiya and Aris on the mathematical status of the pseudo-steady state hypothesis: A classic from volume 1 of Mathematical Biosciences. Mathematical Biosciences, 318, 108274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2019.108274