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How many H+ are necessary to drive the synthesis on ONE ATP?

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How many H+ are necessary to drive the synthesis on ONE ATP?

Postby marikas » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:48 pm

does anyone know?
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Re: How many H+ are necessary to drive the synthesis on ONE ATP?

Postby Harvey23 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:15 pm

Hi,

The current evidence suggests 3 H+ are require to synthesise 1 ATP molecule.

One H+ moves the ATP sythase one conformation between open, loose, tight etc. So therefore 3 H+ are requireed for one full cyle and thus production of 1 ATP.

Hope this makes sense,
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