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Respiratory chain



A chain or series of redox reactions in cellular respiration wherein the transfer of electrons from an electron donor to an electron acceptor is coupled with the transport of protons across a membrane to generate a proton gradient that drives ATP synthesis.


The site of respiratory chain in eukaryotes is the inner membrane of the mitochondrion. In prokaryotes, it is found in the cytoplasmic membrane itself.


See also: cellular respiration

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cellular event of cardiac tissue with temperature

... more than a degree or two, so you could name any cellular event - the respiratory chain, for example.

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by biohazard
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:56 am
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Topic: cellular event of cardiac tissue with temperature
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Amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein degradation products

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Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:11 am
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... are reducers donors, and oxidisers - acceptors of electrons? The respiratory chain carries electrons to the ultimate oxidizer - oxygen but aren't these electrons in fact ...

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by blackbird27
Fri May 25, 2012 2:45 pm
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Topic: Oxidation
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... is particularly susceptible to reactive oxygen species generated by the respiratory chain due to its close proximity. Though mtDNA is packaged by proteins and harbors significant ...

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Topic: mtDNA
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Metabolic Pathways involving ATP energy

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by fifa
Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:05 am
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