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ATP Synthase--A Marvellous Rotary Engine of the Cell


ATP Synthase--A Marvellous Rotary Engine of the Cell

M Yoshida et al. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol.


ATP synthase can be thought of as a complex of two motors--the ATP-driven F1 motor and the proton-driven Fo motor--that rotate in opposite directions. The mechanisms by which rotation and catalysis are coupled in the working enzyme are now being unravelled on a molecular scale.

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