Angulo-Brown, F., Santillán, M. & Calleja-Quevedo, E. Il Nuovo Cimento D (1995) 17: 87. doi:10.1007/BF02451604
In this short communication we discuss the possibility that anaerobic glycolisis and (aerobic) respiration, both for adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, be chemical reactions that follow different thermodynamic-optimization criteria. The former reaction maximizing power output and the latter maximizing a function that represents an advantageous compromise between high power output and low entropy production. Our approach is by means of finite-time thermodynamics (FTT).
General, theoretical and mathematical biophysics (including logic of biosystems quantum biology and relevant aspects of thermodynamics, information theory cybernetics and bionics)