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Postal AddressInstitute of Biotechnology
University of Helsinki
Molecular Mechanisms of Primary Energy Transduction
in Biology and Medicine
The Physical Biochemistry Group is part of the Helsinki Bioenergetics Group.
The life of all aerobic organisms depends on primary energy transduction in cell respiration. Our research elucidates the molecular mechanisms of oxygen reduction and primary transformation of the liberated energy into an electrochemical proton gradient, subsequently to be used for the synthesis of ATP, the cells' energy currency. An understanding of these essential functions can help in the prevention and diagnosis of several diseases, and may also be valuable in the design of man-made energy transducers on the nanoscale.
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