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Mechanisms in Bioenergetics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120689606, 9780323144155

Mechanisms in Bioenergetics

1st Edition

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Editor: Giovanni Azzone
eBook ISBN: 9780323144155
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 636
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Mechanisms in Bioenergetics covers the proceedings of the eighth conference on ""Mechanisms in Bioenergetics"" held in Pugnochiuso, Italy on May 1-4, 1972. This book is organized into three parts, encompassing 43 chapters that discuss bioenergetics in mitochondria, chloroplasts, chromatophores, and bacterial protoplast membranes. It summarizes the structure and dynamics of energy-transducing membranes, molecular basis of membrane transport, and energy coupling mechanisms.
The first part of the book describes various aspects of structure and dynamics of energy transducing membranes. This includes their chemiosmotic coupling, reflection coefficients, structural transformation, redox properties, and circular dichroism studies. This is followed by considerable chapters discussing chemiosmotic theory of transport and metabolism, ion channel phosphorylation paths in cell membrane, and kinetics of metabolite anion uptake in mitochondria. Other topics covered are mitochondrial Ca2+-binding glycoprotein and sucrose-dependent sugar transport across artificial lipid membranes. This book also looks into the enzyme interaction in mitochondrial membrane. It also discusses the relation of hydrogen uptake to electron flow in photosynthetic bacteria and purine nucleotides and fatty acids in energy coupling.
The concluding section deals with the mechanisms of energy coupling, including mechanism of respiration-driven proton, role of mitochondrial energy transfer factors, and energy in mitochondrial respiration. The behavior of cytochromes b and c of pigeon heart and in the energized mitochondrial membrane is also described. Finally, this book considers the effect of adenosine-containing compounds competitively inhibiting the mitochondrial transhydrogenase reaction.
Researchers and students who are interested in bioenergetics and energy-transducing membranes will benefit from this book.

Table of Contents




Structure and Dynamics of Energy Transducing Membranes

Biochemical Properties of Purified Membrane Preparations from Rhodospirillum rubrum

Membrane Particles of Mitochondria

Chemiosmotic Coupling in Cytochrome Oxidase Vesicles

Determination of Reflection Coefficients and Stacking of Acridine Dyes as Tests to Discriminate between Electrogenic and Electroneutral Proton Pumps

Structural Transformation in the Molecular Core of Mitochondrial Membranes during Change in Energy State

The Use of Modified Nucleotides in Studies of Translocation and Oxidative Phosphorylation in Rat Liver Mitochondria

ATP and pH Dependence of the Redox Properties of Cytochrome b565 in the Mitochondrial Membrane

Interaction of Quinacrine with Submitochondrial Membrane of Beef Heart

Circular Dichroism Studies in the Soret Region of Beef Heart Mitochondrial Membrane Fragments

The Response of Probes to the Movement of Ions in Mitochondria

Studies of a Rapidly-Phosphorylated, Membrane-Bound, Mitochondrial Protein

A Study of the Effect of Ruthenium Containing Compounds on Calcium Translocation and Respiration in Mitochondria

The Inhibition of Hamster Brown Adipose Tissue Mitochondrial Respiration by Condensation of the Matrix

Molecular Basis of Membrane Transport

The Chemiosmotic Theory of Transport and Metabolism

Alternating Paths of Phosphorylation of the Sodium and Potassium Ion Pump of Plasma Membranes

Calcium Transport and ATP Turnover in the Sarcoplasmic Membrane

Effect of Cations and pH on the Kinetics of Uptake of Metabolite Anions in Mitochondria

Experimental Demonstration of the Reorienting (Mobile) Carrier Mechanism Exemplified by the Mitochondrial Adenine Nucleotide Translocator

Bicarbonate Uptake into the Chloroplast Stroma

Further Studies on the Mitochondrial Ca2+- Binding Glycoprotein

Sucrase-Dependent Sugar Transport across Artificial Lipid Membranes

Interaction of ADP, Atractyloside, and Gummiferin on the ADP Translocase of the Inner Mitochondrial Membrane

The Relation of H+- Uptake to Electron Flow in Photosynthetic Bacteria

Quantitative Aspects of the Phosphate Translocator of Mitochondria as Revealed by Its Mersalyl Sensitivity

Purine Nucleotides and Fatty Acids in Energy Coupling of Mitochondria from Brown Adipose Tissue

Prostaglandin E1, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, and Calcium: Interactions at the Mitochondrial Membrane

Study of the Kinetics and the Specificity of the Oxoglutarate Carrier in Rat Liver Mitochondria

Energy Coupling Mechanisms

Indications for a Dual Respiratory Chain in Mitochondria

Mitochondrial Cytochromes b and Their Possible Role in Energy Conservation

Constraints on Energy-Coupled Electron Flow at Site 11 in Pigeon Heart Mitochondria

Mechanism of the Respiration-Driven Proton Translocation in Mitochondria

Role of Mitochondrial Energy Transfer Factors

Newer Knowledge of the Regulatory Properties of Succinate Dehydrogenase

Further Observations on the Action of Tellurite on Mitochondria

Energy-Linked Uptake of Ca2+ Supported by Carbon Dioxide: Inhibition by Diamox

Energy Transduction in Mitochondrial Respiration

Behaviour of Cytochromes b and c of Pigeon Heart Mitochondria in the Presence of ATP: Measured Oxidation-Reduction Potentials

On the Behaviour of Cytochrome b in the Energized Mitochondrial Membrane

Low Spin Ferricytochrome a3 : High Energy State or Intrinsic Probe?

The Binding of Azide to Cytochromec Oxidase

Site-Specific Inhibitors of Mitochondrial Nicotinamide Nucleotide Transhydrogenase

Studies on ATPase Complexes Isolated from Wild Type and Oligomyein Resistant Strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

On the Mechanism of Action of Oligomycin

Index of Contributors


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About the Editor

Giovanni Azzone

Giovanni Azzone has served as Chairman of the Evaluation Committee and member of the Board of Management of the Office of Internal Control of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. He has published in International Journal of Public Sector Management, Journal of Organizational Change Management, and Studies in Higher Education.

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Politecnico di Milano

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