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Bioenergetics

Energy Conservation and Conversion

Schäfer, Günter, Penefsky, Harvey (Eds.)

2008, XVII, 312 p.

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  • Answers fundamental questions in bioenergetic research
  • Lots of examples
  • Suitable for specialists as well as novices in the field

The present book addresses fundamental questions of biological energy transformation and conservation, with a focus on those processes which can now be understood on a structural basis.

Current knowledge of selected examples of the biological energy conservation machinery such as cellular oxygen respiration, light-driven energy converters, and fermentation is reviewed. The machinery is highly variable, particularly that within microorganisms, but all of these devices universally rely on one unique underlying physico-chemical principle.

The book is a rich source for specialists interested in recent developments in bioenergetics research and novices in the field alike.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » ATP - ATP Formation - Archaea - Ion Translocation - Photosynthesis - Primary Energy Conservation - Respiratory Systems - conservation - microorganism - microorganisms

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Biochemistry & Biophysics - Cell Biology - Microbiology - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

Diversity of the Heme–Copper Superfamily in Archaea: Insights from Genomics and Structural Modeling.- Structure of Photosystems I and II.- Microbial Rhodopsins: Scaffolds for Ion Pumps, Channels, and Sensors.- Life Close to the Thermodynamic Limit: How Methanogenic Archaea Conserve Energy.- ATP Synthesis by Decarboxylation Phosphorylation.- The Three Families of Respiratory NADH Dehydrogenases.- Hydrogenases and H+-Reduction in Primary Energy Conservation.- A Structural Perspective on Mechanism and Function of the Cytochrome bc 1 Complex.- Regulatory Mechanisms of Proton-Translocating FOF1-ATP Synthase.

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