Thermodynamic Analysis of Biomembrane Energy Transduction

  • H. V. Westerhoff
  • K. van Dam


The success (Boyer et al., 1977) of the chemiosmotic hypothesis (Mitchell, 1961) has led to the general insight that metabolism (chemistry) and transport (physics) are connected by two rather than by one tie. Transport is no longer parallel to metabolism—it is intimately linked to it at the level of oxidative or photophosphorylation.


Proton Leakage Protonmotive Force Phenomenological Thermodynamic ATPase Proton Pump Chemiosmotic Hypothesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. V. Westerhoff
    • 1
  • K. van Dam
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of BiochemistryUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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