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An Analytical Appraisal of Energy Transduction Mechanisms

  • R. J. P. Williams

Abstract

The nature of mechanisms and energy profiles for reactions in biological systems is examined. Simple molecular and complex “phase” intermediates are described. The conceptual problems in energy transduction, related to “phase” intermediates are made evident by reference to different facets of the problem—stereochemical changes, charge fluxes, E° changes, and changes in the activities of H2O and H+.

Keywords

Energy Profile Membrane Phase Energy Transduction Contour Diagram Charge Flux 
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© Plenum Publishing Company Limited 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. P. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Wadham CollegeOxfordUK

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