Oxidative Phosphorylation

Oxidative Phosphorylation

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 pathway is probably so pervasive because it is a highly efficient way of releasing energy, compared to alternative fermentation processes such as anaerobic glycolysis.

Watch this video to know more about Oxidative Phosphorylation and the Electron Transport Chain:

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