Insane in the Membrane

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Section 5

Bioenergetics 1

Feb 19

Reading 1:Cytochrome C Oxidase




Query 13


Why would an O2 channel be located within the membrane?



Query 14


Given the similarity in electronic structure of azide and oxygen is there a criticism of the histidine shuttle mechanism?


Feb 21

Reading 2: bc1 complex




Query 15


Explain the Q-loop and describe how such a redox loop can create a proton gradient?



Query 16


What is the role of the domain movement in the Q-loop cycle?.