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Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2001 Sep;2(9):669-77.

ATP synthase--a marvellous rotary engine of the cell.

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Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagatsuta 4259, Yokohama 226-8503, Japan. myoshida@res.titech.ac.jp

Abstract

ATP synthase can be thought of as a complex of two motors--the ATP-driven F1 motor and the proton-driven Fo motor--that rotate in opposite directions. The mechanisms by which rotation and catalysis are coupled in the working enzyme are now being unravelled on a molecular scale.

PMID:
11533724
DOI:
10.1038/35089509
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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