Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Reaction: Passive diffusion of oxygen

Superclasses: Reactions Classified By Conversion Type Simple Reactions Transport Reactions Simple Diffusion
Reactions Classified By Substrate Small-Molecule Reactions

Transport reaction diagram

Reaction Locations: inner membrane (sensu Gram-negative Bacteria)

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.

This reaction can occur spontaneously -- no enzyme is required.

Mass balance status: Balanced.

Pure phospholipid artificial membranes are permeable to gases, such as CO2, O2, N2 and NH3 [Lodish00].

Citations: [AlAwqati99, Missner09]

Created 15-Aug-2011 by Mackie A , Macquarie University


AlAwqati99: Al-Awqati Q (1999). "One hundred years of membrane permeability: does Overton still rule?." Nat Cell Biol 1(8);E201-2. PMID: 10587658

Lodish00: Lodish H, Berk A, Zipursky L, Matsudaira P, Baltimore D, Darnell J (2000). "Molecular Cell Biology (4th ed.)." New York: W. H. Freeman.

Missner09: Missner A, Pohl P (2009). "110 years of the Meyer-Overton rule: predicting membrane permeability of gases and other small compounds." Chemphyschem 10(9-10);1405-14. PMID: 19514034

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