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A 0 + Antimycin A -0·04 -0,005 -0'010 460 550 600 wavelength (nm) Fig. 17 Reduced minus oxidized difference spectrum of the mammalian respiratory chain (after Chance, 1956). ~ \ a z 2- Anaerobic state '0 VI VI steady state \ '0 O~__~L-__~____L\~__~__~ 4 2 3 1 I Time (min) a Fig. 18 The reduction kinetics of cytochrome c in situ. here). Such a crossover point is caused by the redox components on the substrate side of the block remaining fully reduced, whilst those on the oxygen side become reoxidized (since reducing equivalents flow out to oxygen without being replenished from succinate).
The adenine nucleotide translocase is comprised of two identical hydrophobic peptides (mol. wt. 2 x 30000); since two molecules oftranslocase are present per respiratory chain unit, it is easily the most abundant protein in the mitochondrion. The coupling membrane is naturally relatively impermeable to H+, K + and Na +. H + drawn in by the I1p is ejected via respiration, and excess Na + drawn in by the 111/1 is ejected via an N a +. H + antiporter; the latter thus maintains the high [Na +]out/[Na +];n ratio which is characteristic of intact mitochondria.
G. [ 14 C]-5, 5dimethyl-2, 4-oxazolidenedione; DMO). e. g. g. [ 14 C]-methylamine), respectively. 4 Energy coupling The ability of crude homogenates of animal tissues to catalyse oxidative phosphorylation with endogenous or added substrates was first reported by Kalckar in 1937. It later became apparent that the amount of phosphate esterified or ATP formed was stoichiometric with the amount of oxygen consumed. This stoichiometry is called the P/O quotient (or A TP/O quotient; mol. phosphate or ATP'g-atom 0- 1); its value reflects several parameters including the nature of the substrate undergoing oxidation, the integrity ofthe coupling membrane and the redox carrier composition of the respiratory chain.