The Na-K ATPase [Enzyme Commission 22.214.171.124] was the topic of earlier blog post. Here I present the H(+)-Transporting ATP Synthase, Enzyme Commission 126.96.36.199. 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 188.8.131.52
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.
Richard Wrangham, “Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human”, 2009 was a nonfiction science book on the origin of cooking. Continue reading Richard Wrangham, “Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human”, 2009.