Respiratory chain

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Respiratory chain


The mitochondrial respiratory chain (RC) consists of enzyme complexes arranged to form a metabolic system of convergent pathways for oxidative phosphorylation. In a general sense, the RC includes (1) the electron transfer pathway (ET-pathway), with transporters for the exchange of reduced substrates across the inner mitochondrial membrane, enzymes in the matrix space (particularly dehydrogenases of the tricarboxylic acid cycle), inner membrane-bound electron transfer complexes, and (2) the inner membrane-bound enzymes of the phosphorylation system.

Abbreviation: RC

Reference: Oxidative phosphorylation

MitoPedia methods: Respirometry 

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