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I understand that every electron carrier of the ETC goes from higher to lower oxidation potential, and that the main point of ETC is creating the proton motive force to run the ATP synthase. However, I don’t yet understand what difference it makes to use electron transfer in order to pump hydrogen i...
- Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:58 am
- Forum: Molecular Biology
- Topic: Where do oxygen and carbon really go?
- Replies: 1
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Ok, so studying our basic glycolysis, TCA cycle and ETC, I realize that the CO2 (we breathe out) is released during TCA cycle from the oxygen that is in the glucose molecule that started glycolysis. This is to say, we often think that the oxygen we inhale gets back into the air in the form of CO2, b...