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A Four-Point Screening Method for Assessing Molecular Mechanism of Action (MMOA) Identifies Tideglusib as a Time-Dependent Inhibitor of Trypanosoma brucei GSK3β

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Kinetic scheme for slow binding kinetics.

One-step binding: the inhibitor [I] and substrate [S] are in equilibrium; binding is competitive and mutually exclusive. Increasing [S] will shift the equilibrium to product formation and reduce the amount of enzyme in bound to inhibitor (EI); for two-step binding the formation of the E’I complex is time dependent and not in rapid equilibrium with ES; increasing [S] will have a smaller effect on reducing the fraction of enzyme in the E’I complex. This behavior looks noncompetitive and is termed insurmountable.

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