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Proton-Motive Force MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Proton-Motive Force
Tree Number(s)
G02.765
G03.295.770
Unique ID
D018892
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018892
Scope Note
Energy that is generated by the transfer of protons or electrons across an energy-transducing membrane and that can be used for chemical, osmotic, or mechanical work. Proton-motive force can be generated by a variety of phenomena including the operation of an electron transport chain, illumination of a PURPLE MEMBRANE, and the hydrolysis of ATP by a proton ATPase. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed, p171)
Entry Term(s)
Chemiosmotic Mechanisms
delta pH
deltapH
pH gradient
See Also
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Proton Pumps
Public MeSH Note
96
History Note
96
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/12/27
Revision Date
2016/06/23
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