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Title: Electron Bifurcation Makes the Puzzle Pieces Fall Energetically into Place in Methanogenic Energy Conservation

Abstract

Microbial life has evolved a wide range of metabolisms exploiting in many cases unanticipated suites of oxidation-reduction reactions to generate energy. Although many of these suites of reactions don't allow these microbes to enjoy the same quality of energetic life that we enjoy via respiration/oxidative phosphorylation, it has conferred the ability for life to exploit almost any oxidation-reduction reaction. We find in many of these cases when energy is sparing, the difference between life and death may be conserving the maximal amount of energy and minimizing loss of free energy through heat.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States). Biosciences Center
  2. Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States). Inst. of Biological Chemistry
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Biological Electron Transfer and Catalysis (BETCy)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1405273
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1407814
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-2700-70292
Journal ID: ISSN 1439-4227
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308; SC0012518
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ChemBioChem: a European journal of chemical biology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 1439-4227
Publisher:
ChemPubSoc Europe
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; electron bifurcation; flavin; methanogenesis; iron-sulfur cluster; energy conservation

Citation Formats

Lubner, Carolyn E., and Peters, John W. Electron Bifurcation Makes the Puzzle Pieces Fall Energetically into Place in Methanogenic Energy Conservation. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/cbic.201700533.
Lubner, Carolyn E., & Peters, John W. Electron Bifurcation Makes the Puzzle Pieces Fall Energetically into Place in Methanogenic Energy Conservation. United States. doi:10.1002/cbic.201700533.
Lubner, Carolyn E., and Peters, John W. Fri . "Electron Bifurcation Makes the Puzzle Pieces Fall Energetically into Place in Methanogenic Energy Conservation". United States. doi:10.1002/cbic.201700533. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1405273.
@article{osti_1405273,
title = {Electron Bifurcation Makes the Puzzle Pieces Fall Energetically into Place in Methanogenic Energy Conservation},
author = {Lubner, Carolyn E. and Peters, John W.},
abstractNote = {Microbial life has evolved a wide range of metabolisms exploiting in many cases unanticipated suites of oxidation-reduction reactions to generate energy. Although many of these suites of reactions don't allow these microbes to enjoy the same quality of energetic life that we enjoy via respiration/oxidative phosphorylation, it has conferred the ability for life to exploit almost any oxidation-reduction reaction. We find in many of these cases when energy is sparing, the difference between life and death may be conserving the maximal amount of energy and minimizing loss of free energy through heat.},
doi = {10.1002/cbic.201700533},
journal = {ChemBioChem: a European journal of chemical biology},
number = 23,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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