Odra Noel 2014 MiPNet

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Odra Noel, Gnaiger E (2014) MiPArt - Mitchell's dream - Mitchell's equation. MiPNet 19.13:6-8.

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Odra Noel, Gnaiger Erich (2014) MiPNet

Abstract: Science is beautiful: it has truth, it has drama, it is full of wonder. The Mitchell's dream series is a vision of some aspects of science through art. I hope it explains, inspires or makes you curious to find out more.

Do you ever dream about an equation? The Mitochell's dream series by Odra Noel is a dream on equations and shows a dream on the equation that penetrates all of biology since Peter D Michell started publishing on the protonmotive force equation. Can we imagine how many dreaming was required until the chemiosmotic hypothesis emerged on energy coupling by the proton motive force of oxidative phosphorylation in the bioblasts, which comprise the mtiochondria, chloroplasts, bacteria and archaea? Seeing Odra Noel's pictures on Mitchell's dream provides insights into the equations of biophysics and biochemistry: these equations do not just belong to our books. They do belong to our cells, our bioblasts, to the living world. It is the mitochondria that help us to understand these equations, since the equations are in the mitochondria, they are the visible parts of the mitochondria and open insights into function beyond the visible form - this is mitochondrial physiology. Do you feel part of an equation?

Bioblast editor: Gnaiger E

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Gnaiger 2020 BEC MitoPathways


Gnaiger E (2020) Mitochondrial pathways and respiratory control. An introduction to OXPHOS analysis. 5th ed. Bioenerg Commun 2020.2:112 pp. doi:10.26124/bec:2020-0002


Labels: MiParea: Respiration, mt-Awareness 




Regulation: Coupling efficiency;uncoupling, mt-Membrane potential, pH 



BEC 2020.2