Temperature Activation of the Urease-Urea System

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THE activity of several enzymes (for examples yeast and malt invertase1, and E. coli dehydrogenases2) has been shown to increase exponentially with temperature according to the Arrhenius equation, where K is the rate, Z is a constant, e is 2.718, R is the gas constant, T the absolute temperature, and μ the energy of activation of the reaction in calories per gm. mol.

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SIZER, I. Temperature Activation of the Urease-Urea System. Nature 143, 942–943 (1939) doi:10.1038/143942c0

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