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January 5th, 2013 (10:48 PM). Edited January 5th, 2013 by CarcharOdin.
Did you know your mitochondria in your cells generates ATP by using the electron transport chain?
There are a series of complex proteins that use redox reactions on NADH and FADH2 to pump protons out of the mitochondrial matrix and into the intermembrane space, establishing a proton gradient. The proton gradient is then used to power ATP synthase, an enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of ADP + Pi into ATP.
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