Plants and Pipettes

Tegan and Joram explore the world of molecular plant research. How to plants sense their environment? What controls their metabolism? How do they store energy? Come along to an excursion into the very cells of all green things!


episode 85: Building molecular Legos – ATP synthase research with Etienne Meyer

This week, we’re welcoming our close friend Etienne Meyer to the show. Together with Joram, he just published a new paper on ATP synthase research and we take the chance to talk about it. 

  • Complexome profiling reveals novel insights into the composition and assembly of the mitochondrial ATP synthase of Arabidopsis thaliana, Helene Röhricht, Joram Schwartzman, Etienne H. Meyer, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Bioenergetics, 2021
  • Here is a link for free access until the 25th of May 2021
  • Rotary motion of the motor that produces ATP in mitochondria
  • ATP Synthase Mechanism

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 2021-04-02  1h11m