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Oxidative phosphorylation



A metabolic pathway that generates ATP from ADP through phosphorylation that derives the energy from the oxidation of nutrients.


Oxidative phosphorylation is an enzymatic process that occurs in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. In eukaryotes, the process occurs as part of cellular respiration within the mitochondrion. In prokaryotes, it occurs in the cell membrane itself.

This process is a more efficient method to produce ATP (in terms of net ATP yield) than fermentation.

The process however involves oxidation that it produces reactive oxygen species, which contributes to the propagation of free radicals.

See also: phosphorylation, electron transport chain, ATP

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Re: Types of phosphorylation ?

Substrate level phosphorylation takes place inside the mitochondria during glycolosis and the Krebs cycle. Oxidative phosphorylation takes place in the membranes of the mitochondria during the electron transport chain. ...

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Difference between CO2 uptake and net evolution of oxygen?

cyclic oxidative phosphorylation

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If lactic acid bacteria interfere with oxidative phosphorylation, how does this inhibit growth/development/colonisation of other bacteria...e.g. in yoghurt? ...

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Please help!

... but I thought you were referring to it entering "a stage" of oxidative phosphorylation, not primarily the electron transport chain.

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by billyfisher100
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I want you like X wants Y type sentences

How about, I want you like oxygen wants electrons (in oxidative phosphorylation). Pretty rubbish, but that's all I could think of!

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