01 September 2014

NADH/FADH2 (Electron) Movement into the Mitochondria

Electrons are Donated to the Electron Transport Chain from NADH. However, NADH that is produced in the cytosol cannot move directly into the Mitochondria. In order to overcome this barrier, our cells use two different mechanisms to move Electrons into the mitochondrial Matrix

- In this video the Malate-Aspartate Shuttle is looked at for its' role in transporting NADH and the Glycerol-3-Phosphate Shuttle is looked at in it's role of converting electrons on NADH into Electrons on FADH2, which can be donated directly to CoQ. 

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