The Biology Project: Biochemistry

Metabolism Problem Set

Problem 16 Tutorial: ATP Production

The major production of ATP during aerobic metabolism occurs when electrons from __________ and _____________ are transferred to _______________.

Electron transfer and ATP production

After the citric acid cycle, the majority of energy is stored in the reduced electron carriers NADH and FADH2. Electrons from the carriers are donated to the electron transport chain in the mitochondrial inner membrane and are ultimately transferred to oxygen to produce water. The proton gradient that is produced during this process can generate ATP by passing through the inner mitochondria membrane associated ATP synthetase.

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