Bioenergetics: Open Access

Bioenergetics: Open Access
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Bioenergetic Metabolism

The series of chemical reactions taking place in a living organism occurs through a number of enzyme-catalyzed reactions that constitute metabolic pathways is known as Bioenergetic metabolism.

Bioenergetic metabolism is the overall process through which free energy is acquired and utilized by living systems to carry out their various functions. Free energy is the most useful thermodynamic concept in biochemistry. A reaction can occur spontaneously only if ΔG, the change in free energy is negative. The reactions are coupled by the shared chemical intermediate. Energy is extracted from foodstuffs by three different stages. Processes involving the transfer of electrons are of immense biochemical significance. NADPH is the major electron donor in reductive biosynthesis. NADH and FADH2 are the major electron carriers in the oxidation (break down) of fuel molecules. ATP is the universal currency of free energy in biological systems. Creatine phosphate is the reservoir of high potential phosphoryl groups in the muscle.

Related Journals of Bioenergetic metabolism

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Journal, Biochemistry & Analytical Biochemistry, Biochemistry & Physiology: Open Access, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics, Bioelectrochemistry, Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes.

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