Cytochrome c oxidase--structure, function, and physiology of a redox-driven molecular machine.

@article{Richter2003CytochromeCO,
  title={Cytochrome c oxidase--structure, function, and physiology of a redox-driven molecular machine.},
  author={Oliver-M H Richter and B. Ludwig},
  journal={Reviews of physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology},
  year={2003},
  volume={147},
  pages={47-74}
}
Cytochome c oxidase is the terminal member of the electron transport chains of mitochondria and many bacteria. Providing an efficient mechanism for dioxygen reduction on the one hand, it also acts as a redox-linked proton pump, coupling the free energy of water formation to the generation of a transmembrane electrochemical gradient to eventually drive ATP synthesis. The overall complexity of the mitochondrial enzyme is also reflected by its subunit structure and assembly pathway, whereas the… CONTINUE READING

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