01 September 2014

Introduction to the Electron Transport Chain (ETC)

   The Electron Transport Chain is used for oxidative Phosphorylation of ADP to form ATP. This is done by Electrons which are donated from NADH and FADH2 into the Electron Transport Chain. Energy from these electrons are used to pump Hydrogon ions (protons) across the inner membrane. The Electro-chemical Gradient produced is then used to power ATP-Synthase. The protons moving through the synthase produce a "Proton-Motive-Force" which powers the addition of an inorganic phosphate onto ADP, producing ATP.

- This video explores the sequences of the electron transport chain, the protein subunits, and the prosthetic groups used to transport electrons.

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