The Biology Project: Biochemistry

Metabolism Problem Set

Problem 17 Tutorial: ATP synthase

ATP synthase can produce ATP using as a direct energy source:

Production of ATP by ATP synthase

The electrons from from NADH and FADH2 flow through the electron transport chain in the inner mitochondrial membrane generating a H+ buildup in the inner membrane space.

This proton gradient (gradient of H+) flowing through the membrane enzyme complex ATP synthetase is the direct energy source for producing ATP.

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