Glossary of The Cell (5th ed.) by Alberts et al. (2008)
- Measure of the strength of binding of the components in a complex. For components A and B and a binding equilibrium A + B ⇄ AB, the association constant is given by [AB]/[A][B], and is larger the tighter the binding between A and B.
- Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J. Raff, M., Roberts, K. & Walter P. 2008. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th ed. -xxxiv + 1616 pp. Garland Science, New York.