Rapid reaction kinetic techniques

Exp Suppl. 2014:105:49-65. doi: 10.1007/978-3-0348-0856-9_3.


Most biochemical processes occur on sub-second time scales. Relaxation and rapid mixing methods allow reactions from microsecond time scales onwards to be monitored in real time. This chapter describes the instrumentation for these techniques and it discusses general topics of sample excitation and signal detection.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Fluorescent Dyes / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Kinetics
  • Molecular Motor Proteins / metabolism*
  • Molecular Probe Techniques*
  • Optical Imaging / methods*
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio


  • Fluorescent Dyes
  • Molecular Motor Proteins