Current Topics in Bioenergetics

Current Topics in Bioenergetics

Volume 3

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Editor: D. Rao Sanadi
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224749

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Current Topics in Bioenergetics, Volume 3 provides information pertinent to the phenomena associated with biological energy transduction at different levels of sophistication. This book discusses the energy-linked processes in mitochondria. Organized into seven chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the core of the mechanism of oxidative phosphorylation. This text then explains the basic features of artificial membranes model system and its usefulness in probing membrane phenomena. Other chapters consider the thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of active transport of ions and attempt to relate photoreception with the subsequent electrophysiological events. This book discusses as well the regulation of respiration by muscular activity and on energy transduction in phototropism and phototaxis. The final chapter deals with the mechanism of phototaxis in microorganisms and explains the phenomenon as a translational response of a freely moving organism to a light stimulus. This book is a valuable resource for biochemists, cell biologists, and physiologists.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    A Scrutiny of Mitcheirs Chemiosmotic Hypothesis of Respiratory Chain and Photosynthetic Phosphorylation

    I. Introduction

    II. The Experimental Basis of the Mitchell Hypothesis

    III. The Proton "Current" and the Protonmotive Force

    IV. Mitchell's Loops

    V. Photophosphorylation

    VI. Uncouplers and Transport-Mediating Antibiotics

    VII. Some Controversial Matters

    VIII. Last Words


    Electron Transfer and Energy Conservation

    I. Introduction

    II. Electron Transfer in Model Systems

    III. Charge-Transfer Spectra

    IV. The Electron-Transfer Centers of Biology

    V. Electron-Transfer Chains

    VI. Phases, Membranes, and Electron Transfer

    VII. Phosphorylation

    VIII. Other Features of the Electron-Transfer Chain

    IX. Photoactivated Electron Transfer


    Translocators in Bimolecular Lipid Membranes: Their Role in Dissipative and Conservative Bioenergy Transductions

    I. Introduction

    II. The Formation of Planar and Vesicular Bilayers

    III. Intrinsic Properties of Lipid Bilayers

    IV. Induced or Extrinsic Properties of Lipid Bilayers

    V. On the Natural Evolution of Cellular Membranes and Protocells

    VI. Conclusions


    Energy Relationships and the Active Transport of Ions

    I. Introduction

    II. Thermodynamic and Kinetic Considerations

    III. Thermodynamic and Kinetic Considerations and the Concept of the Critical Energy Barrier Applied to the Transport of Sodium and Potassium in Nerve

    IV. Final Discussion


    Energy Utilization and Oxidative Recovery Metabolism in Skeletal Muscle

    I. Introduction

    II. Three Fundamental Topics

    III. Oxidative Recovery Metabolism

    IV. Conclusion


    The Mechanism of the Visual Process

    I. Structure of the Visual System

    II. Visual Pigments

    III. Photoreceptor Physiology

    IV. Visual Excitation


    Energy Transduction in Algal Phototaxis

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods of Measuring Phototaxis

    III. Phototaxis in Flagellated Green Algae

    IV. Phototaxis in Blue-Green Algae


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 478
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224749

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