The Meaning of “Reversed Electron Flow” and “High Energy Electron” in Biochemistry

@article{Chance1972TheMO,
  title={The Meaning of “Reversed Electron Flow” and “High Energy Electron” in Biochemistry},
  author={B. Chance and H. Lees and J. Postgate},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1972},
  volume={238},
  pages={330-331}
}
IN recent years there have been some needless controversies1 about the use of the term “high energy bond” in biochemistry. We imagine that most biochemists are perfectly aware that, when they speak of the “high energy bonds” in ATP, they do not imply that there is something exceptional about the P-O-P linkages; they mean that ATP is a compound that reacts (enzymically) with other compounds in biochemical systems, the net result being the formation of products with a lower free energy content… Expand
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