• Effects of heavy water on mitochondrial respiration and oxidative phosphorylation

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      Isotope effect; solvent effect; heavy water

    • Abstract

       

      Studies on the influence of heavy water on mitochondrial respiration and oxidative phosphorylation revealed that both isotope and solvent effects, may be responsible for the observed changes. Although the two types of effects could not be totally delineated from each other by the experimental approaches employed, the isotope effect appeared to be primarily responsible for the uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation, while the inhibition of respiration in the presence of ADP (State 3 respiration) could be a manifestation of the solvent effect.

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      Rukmini Darad1 A S Aiyar1 2

      1. Biochemistry and Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Bombay - 400 085
      2. Mahalaxmi Chambers, Protein Foods and Nutrition Development Association of India, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Bombay - 400 026
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  • Journal of Biosciences | News

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