oxidative phosphorylation

oxidative phosphorylation

noun Biochemistry.
the aerobic synthesis, coupled to electron transport, of ATP from phosphate and ADP.

Origin:
1950–55

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oxidative phosphorylation
 
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the process by which the energy liberated by oxidation of metabolites is used to synthesize the energy-rich molecule ATP

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oxidative phosphorylation n.
The formation of ATP from the energy released by the oxidation of various substrates, especially the organic acids involved in the Krebs cycle.

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