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Adenosine triphosphate synthesis coupled to K+ influx in mitochondria

Science  14 May 1982:
Vol. 216, Issue 4547, pp. 742-744
DOI: 10.1126/science.6281882

Abstract

The influx of K+ into swollen mitochondria in the presence of valinomycin results in the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate in which approximately one H+ disappears per adenosine triphosphate synthesized. The synthesis is blocked by atractyloside but is insensitive to oligomycin and relatively insensitive to uncouplers.

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