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Horizons of Bioenergetics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126189407, 9781483272368

Horizons of Bioenergetics

1st Edition

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

Editors: Anthony San Pietro Howard Gest
eBook ISBN: 9781483272368
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 302
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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


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


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About the Editors

Anthony San Pietro

Howard Gest

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