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Biology

NABT with Drs. John M. Moore, Andrew P. Whipple and Jeffrey Regier bring you a multimedia presentation on the processes of Cell Respiration: Electron Transport, Proton Translocation, ATP Synthesis, and the TCA cycle.

Mitochondrial Power Grid

OK, so you desperate to learn mitochondrial function -- electrons & protons going places and somehow ATP synthesis happens. Have we got a show for you!

Please read this first!

If this is your first time to this site, start with the mitochondrion icon and then follow the others in order until you have made it through the whole process. That way you will learn the cast of characters and the cute way they are represented in the show, and each part will set you up for the next. However, conceptual development may be acquired best by running through the units in reverse order. Try it and let us know.

Mitochondria Bioenergetic Elements

Mitochondria Mitochondrial Structure
Interactive module on the key components in mitochondria that directly relate to ATP synthesis
Flash movie on mitochondrial structure.
Interactive learning module on Mitochondrial Structure.


Coenzyme and Electrons Transport
Learn about the importance of the nucleic acid structures called coenzymes in the movement of electrons.
Flash movie on the coenzymes during transport of electrons.
Interactive learning module on structure and function of coenzymes NAD and FAD.


TCA Cycle
Learn about the source of most of the electrons used in ATP Synthesis.v Flash movie on the Citric Acid Cycle.
Interactive learning module on the Citric Acid Cycle.


Cristae Coupled Reactions Electrons Transport System & Proton Translocation
This module instructs on the releationship between the electrons acquired in the TCA cycle and the protons used to generate ATP.
Flash movie on the Electron Transport System
Interactive learning module on the Electron Transport System


ATP synthase ATP Synthesis
The ATP synthesis leaning module explains the mechanism of ATP generation by chemiosmotic phosphorlation Flash movie on structure
Interactive learning module on Structure


Whole Process
See how all the above processes function in ATP synthesis.
Flash movie on structure
Interactive learning module on Structure

Images used in modules: Mitochondria, Crista, ATP Synthase, NAD


Outside the Mitochondria.

This module is included, even though Glycolysis occurs in the cyotplasm, not the mitochondria.

Glycolysis
This module shows how the the glycolysis of glucose is related to the mitochondrial process of ATP synthesis.
Flash movie on structure
Interactive learning module on Structure


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