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

Superclasses: Reactions Classified By Conversion TypeSimple ReactionsTransport ReactionsSimple Diffusion
Reactions Classified By SubstrateSmall-Molecule Reactions

Transport reaction diagram

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

The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, 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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