Thermodynamics and bioenergetics.

  title={Thermodynamics and bioenergetics.},
  author={Yaşar Demirel and Stanley I. Sandler},
  journal={Biophysical chemistry},
  volume={97 2-3},
Quantifying the energetics of metabolic reactions in diverse biogeochemical systems: electron flow and ATP synthesis
Classical solution chemistry and thermodynamics have been used to quantify the energetics of two fundamental bioenergetic processes over a range of environmental conditions in which life is known to
Influence of Subenvironmental Conditions and Thermodynamic Coupling on a Simple Reaction-Transport Process in Biochemical Systems
Living systems must continuously receive substrates from subenvironment, and the population metabolic rate model is affected on this flow of substrates to be metabolized, its relevant variables, and
Bioengineering thermodynamics of biological cells
  • U. Lucia
  • Biology
    Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling
  • 2015
Information on the systems can be obtained by analyzing the changes in the cell heat wasted in relation to external perturbations, and the bioengineering thermodynamics bases are summarized and used to analyse possible controls of the calls behaviours based on the control of the ions fluxes across the cells membranes.
Thermodynamics of organisms in the context of dynamic energy budget theory.
The practical applicability of DEB theory to quantify thermodynamic changes in organisms using published data on Klebsiella aerogenes growing aerobically in a continuous culture proves that the reserve density concept ofDEB theory is essential in discussions concerning (a) the relationship between organization and entropy and (b) the mechanism of storing entropy in new biomass.
A thermo-physical analysis of the proton pump vacuolar-ATPase: the constructal approach
The principal result is that the V-ATPase-mediated control of the cell membrane potential and the related and consequent environmental pH can potentially represent a valuable support strategy for anticancer therapies.


Thermodynamics and Control of Biological Free-Energy Transduction
The core of mosaic non-equilibrium thermodynamics is the theory of metabolic control, a basis for thermodynamics in (quantum) mechanics and statistics and an extension to far from equilibrium systems.
Kinetic and thermodynamic principles determining the structural design of ATP-producing systems
It is shown that most possible pathways result in a very low steady-state flux, that is, the optimal stoichiometry of these pathways in states of high ATP production rates is characterized by a significant selective advantage.
On the thermodynamics of microbial growth processes
A rigorous thermodynamic analysis of microbial growth process is provided, the role of the generalized degree of reduction concept as it is used in both stoichiometric equations and as a characterizing factor for thermophysical properties are clarified, and a classification method is introduced to account for errors when using the generalizeddegree of reduction to estimate the energy and free energy contents of molecules.
The thermodynamics and evolution of complexity in biological systems.
Metabolic control analysis of biochemical pathways based on a thermokinetic description of reaction rates.
The methodology of determining elasticity coefficients directly from pool levels is illustrated with an analysis of the first two steps of the biosynthetic pathway of penicillin, and the results compare well with previous findings based on a kinetic analysis.
The thermodynamic-buffer enzymes.
  • J. Stucki
  • Biology
    European journal of biochemistry
  • 1980
It is demonstrated that the reversible ATP-utilizing reaction catalyzed by adenylate kinase can effectively compensate deviations from conductance matching in the presence of a fluctuating L33 and hence allows oxidative phosphorylation to operate at optimal efficiency in the cell.
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of light absorption
Free-energy transduction, the basic physical process underlying the phenomena of life has been described by non-equilibrium thermodynamics. However, the possibility of a thermodynamic description of
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of biological systems
The basic structure of biological systems, divided in cells and cell organelles, seems to be an essential strategy of living matter and the fundamental thermodynamic properties of these open systems have to be explained.