Current Topics in Bioenergetics

Current Topics in Bioenergetics

Volume 4

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Editor: D. Rao Sanadi
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216881

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Current Topics in Bioenergetics, Volume 4 provides information pertinent to the molecular basis for energy transduction in membranous systems. This book presents the developments of relevant techniques in the field of bioenergetics. Organized into eight chapters, this volume begins with an overview of nonequilibrium and fluorescent probes that deal with relatively unexplored areas. This text then discusses the problem of pathways and mechanisms of energy transformations in the cell. Other chapters consider the transport of ions across the plasma membrane of nearly all living cells, which is a necessary condition for the maintenance of the vital life processes. This book discusses as well that bacterial synthesis offers basic and valuable information of general significance and remarkably stimulating challenges with direct bearing on different aspects of the problem of the basic mechanisms involved in biological electron transport-coupled energy conversion. The final chapter deals with the general models for the transport of sodium and potassium. This book is a valuable resource for biologists and biochemists.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics and Its Application to Bioenergetics

    I. Introduction

    II. Coupled Phenomena

    III. Energy Conversion-General Considerations

    IV. Active Transport

    V. Oxidative Phosphorylation

    VI. Muscular Contraction

    VII. Conclusions


    List of Symbols

    The Design and Use of Fluorescent Probes for Membrane Studies

    I. Introduction

    II. Principles for the Design of Probes

    III. Application of Probes to Proteins and Their Models

    IV. Uses of Probes for Membranes and Their Models

    V. Postscript


    Energy Transformations in the Respiratory Chain

    I. Introduction

    II. The Chemical Work of the Redox Chain

    III. Conversion of Oxidative Energy into Electrical and Osmotic Forms

    IV. On the Problem of Mechanical Work in Mitochondria

    V. Heat Production in the Redox Chain

    VI. Conclusion


    Profiles of Mitochondrial Monovalent Ion Transport

    I. Introduction

    II. Noninduced Transport of Monovalent Cations

    III. Introduction of Ion Transport

    IV. Energetics and Induced Ion Transport


    Coupling of Ion and Electron Transport in Chloroplasts

    I. Introduction

    II. Aspects of Membrane Potentials

    III. Chloroplast Ion Transport


    Energy Conversion Reactions in Bacterial Photosynthesis

    I. Introduction

    II. Development of the Present Picture

    III. Current Models for Energy Coupling

    IV. Energy-Linked Ion Movements

    V. Energy-Linked Phosphate Metabolism

    VI. Other Energy Conversion Reactions

    VII. General Conclusions


    Electrogenic Ion Pumping in Nervous Tissue

    I. Introduction

    II. Nerve Axons

    III. Ganglion Cells

    IV. Sensory Receptors

    V. Electrogenic Pumps in Central Nervous Function

    VI. Criteria for an Electrogenic Pump

    VII. Origin of Electrogenicity

    VIII. Summary


    Sequence of Steps in the (Na + K)-Activated Enzyme System in Relation to Sodium and Potassium Transport

    I. Introduction

    II. General Models for the Transport System

    III. The Affinities for Sodium and Potassium

    IV. The Effect of Sodium and Potassium on the Requirement for Magnesium and ATP

    V. Phosphorylation

    VI. Effect of Potassium on the Phosphorylation

    VII. Observations on the (NA+K) Activated Enzyme System in Relation to the General Models for Transport

    VIII. Fluxes of Sodium and Potassium in the Intact Cell in Relation to the Transport Models

    IX. The Molecular Basis for the Transport

    X. Conclusion


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216881

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