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Leaky Mitochondria Keep Sea Otters Warm

...causes this rotary engine to spin at 6,000 RPM, generating three ATP molecules per revolution. ATP is the universal “energy currency” for most cellular processes. ATP synthase, however, is too...

Are Giant Viruses Alive?

...1 and 2). ATP synthase is the enzyme machine that catalyzes the formation of the energy storage molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The ATP synthase machine uses proton (H+) motive force...

Materialists Say that Life Stinks

...elements of life, became plentiful enough on early Earth for life to burst forth,” Laura Geggel writes. Phosphorus is needed for cell membranes, nucleic acids and in ATP (adenosine triphosphate),...

ATP Synthase Shows Reason for ‘Slippage’

...F1 (where ATP is synthesized, yielding 3 ATP per revolution). The puzzling mismatch comes from the number of units in these two halves. Different species of ATP synthase have 8...

Crossing Guard Found in Mitochondrial Membranes

...binds. In the ER (endoplasmic reticulum), Ubx2 functions with two proteins, DOA10 and HRD1, which, together, recruit an ATPase (an ATP-powered enzyme), Cdc48, and function in the removal and degradation...

Automatic Emergency Brake Found on Molecular Motor

...synthase” by Boreikaite et al., PNAS. Evaluated by Ross S. Anderson, Ph.D. First let’s take a brief look at what the ATP synthase (here referred to simply as the Synthase)...

Photosynthesis: Darwin’s Great Mystery Is Still a Mystery

...That energized molecule is later used, through a series of molecular machines, to provide the energy to add inorganic phosphate to Adenosine Diphosphate (ADP) to produce Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). This...

Molecular Machine Paper Ignores Evolution

...reader just has to see it to appreciate it. ATP synthase dimers are arranged in rows for maximum output. The ATP synthase engines, we learned, come in pairs called dimers....

How Did Earth Get Its Phosphorus?

...How do organisms use phosphorus? Phosphorus is an essential element in nucleic acids (DNA, RNA). The energy molecule ATP has three phosphate groups. A cell spends enormous effort recycling ATP....

No, These Findings Do Not Support Evolution

...Mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cells, are the home of ATP synthase—the incredible rotary engines used by all life that creationists tout as an icon of intelligent design. If you...

Cellular Wonders Coming Into Focus

...ATP synthase (Science Magazine). High-resolution cryo-EM analysis of the yeast ATP synthase in a lipid membrane (Science Magazine). Efficient coding explains the universal law of generalization in human perception (Science...

Molecular Machines Show Same Design Principles as Big Machines

...Having mentioned the two famous rotary motors (see animations of ATP Synthase and the bacterial flagellum), they focus for the rest of the paper on human-engineered motors. But the comparison...

More Cool Cell Tricks Discovered

...drawbridges working on the head of a pin? Something like that, but far smaller, works inside your cells. There’s a “nanoporter” that uses ATP to transport cargo in and out...

Astrobiology Still Has No Biology

...informational molecules, and ATP, the energy molecule used by life as we know it. It doesn’t appear that the Crab Nebula supernova produced much of it. This led Live Science...

Weekend Digest, May 6, 2017

...(122 °F), due to the rapidly spinning ATP synthase motors in mitochondria. And yet those motors run at 100% perfect efficiency, according to a paper in PNAS. BRAIN: Mammal brains...
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