Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes

, Volume 40, Issue 5, pp 407–410

A perspective on Peter Mitchell and the chemiosmotic theory


DOI: 10.1007/s10863-008-9173-7

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Rich, P.R. J Bioenerg Biomembr (2008) 40: 407. doi:10.1007/s10863-008-9173-7


In 1991 Peter Mitchell wrote a last article that summarised his views on the origin, development and current status of his chemiosmotic ideas. I here review some of his views of that time on structures and mechanisms of several key bioenergetic components in relation to the subsequent advances that have been made.


Chemiosmotic theoryPeter MitchellMitochondriaEnergy couplingElectron transfer

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Glynn Laboratory of Bioenergetics, Institute of Structural and Molecular BiologyUniversity College LondonLondonUK