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The present book addresses fundamental questions of biological energy transformation and conservation, with a focus on those processes which can now be understood on a structural basis.
Current knowledge of selected examples of the biological energy conservation machinery such as cellular oxygen respiration, light-driven energy converters, and fermentation is reviewed. The machinery is highly variable, particularly that within microorganisms, but all of these devices universally rely on one unique underlying physico-chemical principle.
The book is a rich source for specialists interested in recent developments in bioenergetics research and novices in the field alike.
Diversity of the Heme--Copper Superfamily in Archaea: Insights from Genomics and Structural Modeling. Structure of Photosystems I and II. Microbial Rhodopsins: Scaffolds for Ion Pumps, Channels, and Sensors. Life Close to the Thermodynamic Limit: How Methanogenic Archaea Conserve Energy. ATP Synthesis by Decarboxylation Phosphorylation. The Three Families of Respiratory NADH Dehydrogenases. Hydrogenases and H+-Reduction in Primary Energy Conservation. A Structural Perspective on Mechanism and Function of the Cytochrome bc1 Complex. Regulatory Mechanisms of Proton-Translocating FOF1-ATP Synthase.