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Unformatted text preview: Endosymbiont-Theory of formation of mitochondria and chloroplasts-Endosymbiont = one organism lives inside of another organisms Respiration-Glycolysis – in cytoplasm o 6-carbon glucose makes 2 3-carbon pyruvates + ATPs + electrons-Pryruvate enters mitochondrion-Krebs Cycle – in matrix, makes CO 2s + ATPs + electrons-Oxidative Phosphorylation – in membrane, electrons + O2 ATP What’s all this about electrons?-Atom “reduced” when it gains electrons (reduces charge)-Atom “oxidized” when it loses electrons-Reduction-oxidation (REDOX) reaction couples the two o A + B A- + B+ o Electrons contain energy Electron Carriers 1) NAD+ + 2H+ + 2e- NADH 2) FAD + 2H+ + 2e- FADH2 3) NADP+ H+ +2e- NADPH Every step is catalyzed by a separate protein enzyme Initial substrate Enzyme 1 Intermediate 1 Enzyme 2 Intermediate 2 Enzyme 3 Final product Enzymes usually named “xxx-ase”...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ZOO 151 taught by Professor Peralta during the Spring '07 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Spring '07