Current Topics in Bioenergetics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199696, 9781483224725

Current Topics in Bioenergetics

1st Edition

Volume 1

Editors: D. R. Sanadi
eBook ISBN: 9781483224725
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 304
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Description

Current Topics in Bioenergetics, Volume I presents the molecular basis of biological energy transduction. This book focuses on photosynthetic reactions.

Organized into seven chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the second photosystem that evolves oxygen from water. This text then presents a brief historical background of fluorescence in relation to the development of the two-pigment-system concept of photosynthesis and indicates the significance of fluorescence measurements in the study of photosynthesis. Other chapters consider mitochondrial ion transport, its relation to active transport in cells, and its possible effects on muscle contraction. This book discusses as well the concept of uncoupling in oxidative phosphorylation. The reader is also introduced to the biochemical basis of luminescence, which has been investigated in several organisms. The final chapter deals with the study of mitochondrial cations and of the cation transport.

This book is a valuable resource for biochemists, molecular biologists, scientists, and research workers.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors


Preface


Kinetics and Intermediates of the Oxygen Evolution Step in Photosynthesis


I. Pool Sizes and Time Constants


II. Intermediates on the Reducing or Oxidizing Side


References


Fluorescence Yield in Photosynthetic Systems and its Relation to Electron Transport


I. Introduction


II. Re-Evaluation of Fluorescence


III. Current Theories of Fluorescence


IV. Fluorescence Yield and Electron Transport


References


Uncoupling and Energy Transfer Inhibition in Photophosphorylation


I. Introduction


II. Coupling, Uncoupling, and Energy Transfer Inhibition


III. Endogenous Uncoupling Factors and Uncoupling Reaction Conditions


IV. Exogenous Uncouplers


V. EDTA Treatment and the Release of Coupling Factor


VI. ATPase, Exchange Reactions, and Uncoupling


VII. Uncoupled Electron Transport and Chloroplast Conformation


VIII. Effect of Uncouplers on Ion Balances and Energy States in Chloroplasts


IX. Energy Transfer Inhibition


X. Summary and Speculations Concerning Mechanisms of Uncoupling


References


The Chemistry of Bioluminescence


I. Introduction


II. Type I-Direct Oxidation: Simple Enzyme-Substrate Systems


III. Type II-Substrate Activation Followed by Oxidation


IV. Type III-Reduction Followed by Oxidation: Pyridine Nucleotide Linked


V. Type IV-Peroxidation Reactions


VI. Type V-Ion-Activated Flash Reactions


References


Structure and Function of the Contractile Protein Myosin


I. Preparation and Homogeneity


II. Active Center Studies


III. Molecular Weight of Myosin


IV. Chemical Structure of Myosin


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No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1966
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483224725

About the Editor

D. R. Sanadi

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