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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1989 Nov 23;977(2):123-41.

Slip and leak in mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation.

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Department of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY.

Abstract

During oxidative phosphorylation by mammalian mitochondria part of the free energy stored in reduced substrates is dissipated and energy is released as heat. Here I review the mechanisms and the physiological significance of this phenomenon.

PMID:
2553111
DOI:
10.1016/s0005-2728(89)80063-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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