1D: You are breathing, your heart is beating, and you are reading this sentence. All these processes would be impossible were it not for the chemical energy produce within our cells. In this tutorial, we will integrate the biology and chemistry of metabolism as we walk you through the electron transport chain and the production of ATP, the ultimate energy currency in our bodies.
What are electron carrier molecules? What role do they play in metabolism? Learn how electron carrier molecules capture the flow of electrons from the breakdown of a fuel (e.g. glucose) to produce ATP.