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Student Note Template

Student Note Template for the Electron Transport Chain and Oxidative Phosphorylation using the Chemiosmotic Hypothesis.


Source: M. O'Mahony and Campbell BIology

Oxidative Phosphorylation

This is an old (1980's) video from TVO.
Cellular Respiration Part 5: Oxidative Phosphorylation

Source: TVO, xcfan YouTube Channel

Peter Mitchell Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1978) for Chemiosmotic Theory

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1978 was awarded to Peter Mitchell"for his contribution to the understanding of biological energy transfer through the formulation of the chemiosmotic theory".


Source: MLA style: "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1978". Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 11 Nov 2014.

ATP Synthase

Source: H. Wang and G. Oster. 1998. Nature 396: 279-282

ATP Synthase

Descriptive animated video of ATP Synthase and its mechanism of action.

Source: Graham Johnson (Graham Johnson medical media, ) and Peter Walter (UCSF) and Mike Morales (Garland Publisher) back in 2001.

Animations of ATP Synthase

The rotary mechanism of mitochondrial ATP synthase

View from above and then below the F1 domain along the rotating γ-subunit.                                           

How the rotating γ-subunit imposes the conformational states on a β-subunit required for substrate binding, ATP formation and ATP release.

Molecular Animations of ATP Synthase                                                                                       

The above animations are from  (Medical Research Trust, Wellcome Foundation)  

Source: cited with each animation above

VCAC Animations

The Flash urls are given below. You can also access text versions.



Source: National Science Foundation


There are some AWESOME resources on this page. You will need to register, but it is free.

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Once registered, type electron transport chain in the search window. Check out:

Graphics & Images: Cellular Respiration Diagram (context integrated diagram from Wellcome Trust, UK)

Games & Simulations: The Electron Transport Game

Animation & Video: Electron Transport Chain - Virtual Cell

                             Electron Transport Chain - Animation


The ATP Synthase Website!

Everything about ATP Synthase!  This website was launched at the 17th European Bioenergetics conference
September 15 - 20, 2012 Freiburg, Germany and is maintained by Boris A. Feniouk.

Source: and Boris A Feniouk

Cellular Respiration: Glycolysis, Krebs Cycle, ETC

This video is a superficial, but good overview of the process of Cellular Respiration.

Source: Biology/Medical Animations