Mechanism of Proton Translocation by the b-c1 Complex of Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain

  • S. Papa
  • F. Guerrieri
  • M. Lorusso
  • D. Boffoli


The energy conserving segments of redox chains directly convert chemical energy into transmembrane electrochemical proton gradient1,2.


Cytochrome Oxidase Proton Translocation Bohr Effect Coupling Number Redox Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Papa
    • 1
  • F. Guerrieri
    • 1
  • M. Lorusso
    • 1
  • D. Boffoli
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Centre for the Study of Mitochondria and Energy Metabolism, C.N.R.University of BariItaly

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