Oxidative Phosphorylation

By |2019-02-08T09:51:58+00:00October 10th, 2016|

For students who have asked for the definition of Oxidative phosphorylation: Oxidative phosphorylation (or OXPHOS in short) is the metabolic pathway in which cells use enzymes to oxidize nutrients, thereby releasing energy which is used to reform ATP. In most eukaryotes, this takes place inside mitochondria. Almost all aerobic organisms carry out oxidative phosphorylation. This [...]

Oxidative Stress

By |2017-01-27T11:49:23+00:00October 7th, 2016|

Oxidative stress is an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants. What are free radicals? A free radicals is an oxygen containing molecule that has one or more unpaired electrons, making it highly reactive with other molecules. Oxygen [...]

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