H-transfer was studied in the complex kinetic cascade of dihydrofolate reductase. Intrinsic kinetic isotope effects, their temperature dependence, and other temperature-dependent parameters indicated H-tunneling, but no 1° to 2° coupled motion. The data also suggested environmentally coupled tunneling and commitment to catalysis on pre-steady-state isotope effects.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry