Generation of Membrane Potential from Different Energy-Linked Reactions in Photosynthetic Bacteria

  • Beston F. Nore
  • Yoko Sakai
  • Margareta Baltscheffky


The protonmotive force Δp is composed of both a chemical component (ΔpH) and an electrical component (ΔΨ) according to the relationship [1]:
$$\Delta {\tilde \mu _{{{\text{H}}^{{\text{ + }}}}}} = \Delta \psi + Z\;pH\;;\;where{\text{ }}z = 2.3\;RT/F$$


Cyclic Electron Transport Typical Trace Electron Transport Inhibitor Protonmotive Force Swedish Natural Science Research Council 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beston F. Nore
    • 1
  • Yoko Sakai
    • 1
  • Margareta Baltscheffky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Arrhenius LaboratoriesUniversity of StockholmStockholmSweden

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