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8 Bioenergetics and Oxidative Metabolism
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L W Stillway
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After reading this chapter you should be able to:
  • Describe how thermodynamics is related to nutrition and obesity.
  • Outline the mitochondrial electron transport system showing eight major electron carriers.
  • Explain how ubiquinone, heme and the iron-sulfur complexes participate in electron transport.
  • Define membrane potential and explain its role in ATP synthesis and thermogenesis.
  • Explain the role of uncoupling proteins in thermogenesis.
  • Describe the mechanism of ATP synthase.
  • Describe the effects of inhibitors such as rotenone, antimycin A, carbon monoxide, cyanide and oligomycin on oxygen uptake by mitochondria.
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