Horizons of Bioenergetics

Horizons of Bioenergetics

Proceedings of a Symposium held at Bloomington, Indiana October 12-15, 1970

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Editors: Anthony San Pietro, Howard Gest
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272368

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Horizons of Bioenergetics provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of bioenergetics. This book covers a variety of topics, including oxidative phosphorylation, energy conservation, ATP formation, metabolic regulation, glycolysis, and photosynthesis efficiency. Organized into five sessions encompassing 23 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the major landmarks in biochemical evolution that are most relevant to the discussion on bioenergetics. This text then reviews the knowledge about ATP generation by substrate level phosphorylation by anaerobic bacteria that ferment organic compounds. Other chapters consider the resolution and reconstitution of oxidative phosphorylation. This book discusses as well another energy-requiring activity associated with electron transport in mitochondria that may take primacy over oxidative phosphorylation. The final chapter deals with the possibility that conformational change can induce major shifts in electro-chemical potential and provide a mechanism for energy storage and conversion. This book is a valuable resource for biochemists, scientists, and research workers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Session A: Mechanisms of Energy Conversion

    Chairman's Remarks

    ATP Formation by Anaerobic Bacteria

    Oxidative Phosphorylation in the Obligate Anaerobe, Desulfovibrio gigas

    The Present Status of the Reconstitution of a Functional Inner Mitochondrial Membrane

    A Ca2+ Binding Factor and Oxidative Phosphorylation

    Role of Membranes in Energy Conservation

    Session B: Control of Energy Conversion

    Chairman's Remarks

    The Adenylate Energy Change in Metabolic Regulation

    Energy Sources for Tumor Growth

    Glycolysis in Cultured Cells

    Comparative Aspects of "Energy-Linked" Control of Electron Transport in Photosynthetic Systems and Mitochondria

    Electron-Transfer, Allosteric Changes, and Energy Control

    Calculation of the Standard Gibbs Free Energy, Enthalpy, and Entropy Changes for the Hydrolysis of ATP at 0°, 25°, 37°, and 75°

    Session C: Efficiency of Energy Conversion

    Chairman's Remarks

    Efficiency of Photosynthesis

    Photo-Excitation Effects in Molecules Concealed in Normal Action Spectra

    Session D: Evolutionary Aspects of Energy Conversion

    Organelle Biogenesis and Evolution

    On Membranes

    Evolutionary Development of Energy-Converting Systems

    The Origin of Energy Conservation

    Session E: Summary

    Summarizing Remarks

    A Valediction for a Symposium on Bioenergetics


    Opportunities for Science and Scientists

Product details

  • No. of pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272368

About the Editors

Anthony San Pietro

Howard Gest

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