The Na-K ATPase [Enzyme Commission 18.104.22.168] was the topic of earlier blog post. Here I present the H(+)-Transporting ATP Synthase, Enzyme Commission 22.214.171.124. As shown in the diagram above, it is part of “respiratory chain” and “oxidative phosphorylation”. In the Roche Biochemical webpage it is located at “P” (shown in the diagram above) , and … Continue reading H(+)-Transporting ATP Synthase, Enzyme Commission 126.96.36.199
Johann L. W. Thudichum, in contrast to “The Spirit of Cookery” here writes on “The Chemical Constitution of the Brain”. Thudichum as biochemist founded “brain chemistry” studies. “The Spirit of Cookery: A Popular Treatise on the History, Science, Practice, and Ethical and Medical Import of Culinary Art” is a fine book by Johann L. W. … Continue reading Johann L. W. Thudichum, "The Chemical Constitution of the Brain", 1884.
Otto Warburg in this Nobel Prize lecture presents in 1931 the foundation of cellular respiration. This is the classic research discovery of the role molecular oxygen in cells. Continue reading Otto Warburg, “The Oxygen-Transferring Ferment of Respiration”, Nobel Prize Lecture, 1931.
Wilbur Atwater was the first scientist to apply the conservation of energy to the human body. Here with a colleague he used respiratory calorimeter for the first time in history. Continue reading F. Benedict and W. Atwater, “A Respiration Calorimeter with Appliances for the Direct Determination of Oxygen”, 1902.
Archibald Edward Garrod, “Inborn Errors of Metabolism”, 1908 was a nonfiction science book. Among the many “inborn errors of metabolism” described by Archibald Edward Garrod was “Sickle Cell Anemia”. However, today we would not classify “Sickle Cell Anemia” as aa “inborn error of metabolism”. That having been said, I will … Continue reading Archibald Edward Garrod, “Inborn Errors of Metabolism”, 1908.