Photochemically Activated Electron Transport Across Unilamellar Liposomes Using Coenzyme Q and Vitamin K1 as Carriers

  • Duncan Coutts
  • Russell Paterson

Abstract

It is well-known that coenzyme Q and vitamin K1 are electron transporting agents, which, with plastoquinone, play essential roles in both oxidative phosphorylation and photosynthesis. These are complex processes, which involve many coordinated steps in order to convert metabolic or light energy into electrochemical potential gradients which are, in turn, coupled to the mechanism for ATP synthesis.

Keywords

Cholesterol Migration Filtration Sodium Chloride Hydrocarbon 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Duncan Coutts
    • 1
  • Russell Paterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland

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