Methods Mol Biol 2021 ;2263:83-104
Structural Biology Science Technology Platform, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK.
To understand cellular processes such as biochemical pathways and signaling networks, we need to understand binding and reaction rates of often competing reactions, their dependence on cellular concentrations of participating molecules, and the regulation of these rates through allostery, posttranslational modifications, or other mechanisms. To do so, we break these systems down into their elementary steps, which are almost invariably either unimolecular or bimolecular reactions that frequently occur on sub-second, often sub-millisecond, time scales. Rapid mixing techniques, which generally achieve mixing in less than 2 ms, are generally suitable for the study of such reactions. Read More