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Unformatted text preview: , the electron transport chain , and oxidative phosphorylation . . Oxidation - A reaction that involves the overall loss of electrons from a specific molecule or atom. Can occur with the addition of an oxygen or by the removal of a hydrogen. Oxidative phosphorylation - A process occurring in the intermembrane space of the mitochondria that results in the formation of ATP from the flow of electrons to oxygen. Proton translocating ATP synthase - The oxidative phosphorylation enzyme responsible for ATP synthesis; harnesses the energy of electromechanical gradient created by the electron transport chain. Reduction - A reaction that results in the overall gain of electrons to a specific molecule or atom. Can occur with the addition of a hydrogen atom or by the removal of an oxygen atom...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course BIOLOGY BSC1005 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.
- Winter '09