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Proton-Motive Force

"Proton-Motive Force" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Proton-Motive Force" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Proton-Motive Force" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 8 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2004 and 2011
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