Principles of Bioenergetics

  • Vladimir P. Skulachev
  • Alexander V. Bogachev
  • Felix O. Kasparinsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Aspects of Bioenergetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vladimir P. Skulachev, Alexander V. Bogachev, Felix O. Kasparinsky
      Pages 3-28
  3. Generators of Proton Potential

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Vladimir P. Skulachev, Alexander V. Bogachev, Felix O. Kasparinsky
      Pages 31-70
    3. Vladimir P. Skulachev, Alexander V. Bogachev, Felix O. Kasparinsky
      Pages 71-85
    4. Vladimir P. Skulachev, Alexander V. Bogachev, Felix O. Kasparinsky
      Pages 87-118
    5. Vladimir P. Skulachev, Alexander V. Bogachev, Felix O. Kasparinsky
      Pages 119-138
    6. Vladimir P. Skulachev, Alexander V. Bogachev, Felix O. Kasparinsky
      Pages 139-156
  4. $$\Delta\overline{\mu}_{\rm H^{+}}$$ Consumers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
  5. $$\Delta\overline{\mu}_{H^{+}}$$ Consumers

    1. Vladimir P. Skulachev, Alexander V. Bogachev, Felix O. Kasparinsky
      Pages 159-193
    2. Vladimir P. Skulachev, Alexander V. Bogachev, Felix O. Kasparinsky
      Pages 195-206
    3. Vladimir P. Skulachev, Alexander V. Bogachev, Felix O. Kasparinsky
      Pages 207-230
    4. Vladimir P. Skulachev, Alexander V. Bogachev, Felix O. Kasparinsky
      Pages 231-242
  6. Interaction and Regulation of Proton Potential Generators and Consumers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Vladimir P. Skulachev, Alexander V. Bogachev, Felix O. Kasparinsky
      Pages 245-271
  7. The Sodium World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Vladimir P. Skulachev, Alexander V. Bogachev, Felix O. Kasparinsky
      Pages 275-286
    3. Vladimir P. Skulachev, Alexander V. Bogachev, Felix O. Kasparinsky
      Pages 297-302

About this book

Introduction

Principles of Bioenergetics summarizes one of the quickly growing branches of modern biochemistry. Bioenergetics concerns energy transductions occurring in living systems and this book pays special attention to molecular mechanisms of these processes. The main subject of the book is the "energy coupling membrane" which refers to inner membranes of intracellular organelles, for example, mitochondria and chloroplasts. Cellular cytoplasmic membranes where respiratory and photosynthetic energy transducers, as well as ion-transporting ATP-synthases (ATPases) are also part of this membrane. Significant attention is paid to the alternative function of mitochondria as generators of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that mediate programmed death of cells (apoptosis and necrosis) and organisms (phenoptosis). The latter process is considered as a key mechanism of aging which may be suppressed by mitochondria-targeted antioxidants.

Keywords

Aging Apoptosis Bioenergetics Living cell Membranes Mitochondria Phenoptosis

Authors and affiliations

  • Vladimir P. Skulachev
    • 1
  • Alexander V. Bogachev
    • 2
  • Felix O. Kasparinsky
    • 3
  1. 1., Belozersky Institute ofMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2., Department of Molecular Energetics ofMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3., Faculty of BiologyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33430-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-33429-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-33430-6
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