Proton leak

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Proton leak


Flux of protons driven by the protonmotive force across the inner mt-membrane, bypassing the ATP synthase and thus contributing to LEAK respiration. Proton leak-flux depends non-linearly (non-ohmic) on the protonmotive force. Compare: Proton slip.

Reference: Gnaiger 2014 MitoPathways, Gnaiger 2018 EBEC2018


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