Friday, May 7, 2021
Mitochondrial Health

Electron transport chain



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Harvard Professor Rob Lue explains how mitochondrial diseases are inherited and discusses the threshold effect and its implications for mitochondrial disease inheritance.

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20 thoughts on “Electron transport chain
  1. For a popular science book that delves into the history and present (as of 2015) state of knowledge for cellular bioenergetics, check out The Vital Question by Nick Lane.

  2. Which is more probably? All these designing themselves or having a designer? Nooo please don't start by saying gradual changes over time, please please please.

  3. What if it’s not that they PROVIDE the energy for the cell’s reactions but rather the cell’s energy consumption exists in order to DRIVE these little F1F0 ATP molecules. What if, secretly, ATP molecules do something other than, seemingly, just producing energy for the cell? Do we have solid proof that they don’t do anything else – what we might currently consider a by-product – that could, eventually, turn out to be the whole point of this funky electron transport? Well, imagine that we find some alien living creatures out there (that are far too stupid to find us) and when they look at our wind turbines, they squeak with joy that we finally discovered for them how to keep moving their stale atmosphere!

  4. 4:05 – What is being described here is literally a lightning strike – following the path of least resistance – made up of individual electrons. Microscopic cellular lightning. Now you see how we are parts of a larger organism, following the same pattern on a larger scale. And, probably, our entire planet itself also part of the same continuum on a galactic scale. It's all one life form from the entire universe, down to individual atoms, and probably even deeper than that, if we could look that deep.

  5. The animation was incredibly helpful in understanding the material. My mind tends to wander during lessons so the visual aspect was immensely helpful.

  6. We can thank Drew Berry for pioneering the animation of this invisible world, his ability to visualise these subatomic processes has made these animations possible.

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