Gnaiger 2018 EBEC2018
The protonmotive force under pressure: an isomorphic analysis. |
Link: EBEC2018
Gnaiger E (2018)
Event: EBEC2018 Budapest HU
‘.. the sum of the electrical pressure difference and the osmotic pressure difference (i.e. the electrochemical potential difference) of protons’ [1] links to non-ohmic flux-force relationships between proton leak and protonmotive force pmF. This is experimentally established, has direct consequences on mitochondrial physiology, but is theoretically little understood [2,3]. Here I distinguish pressure from potential differences (diffusion: Δμ_{H+} or Δ_{d}F_{H+}; electric: ΔΨ or Δ_{el}F_{p+}), to explain non-ohmic flux-force relationships on the basis of four thermodynamic theorems. (1) Einstein’s diffusion equation [4] explains the concentration gradient (dc/dz) in Fick’s law as the product of chemical potential gradient (the vector force and resistance determine the velocity v of a particle) and local concentration c. This yields the chemical pressure gradient (van’t Hoff): d_{d}Π/dz = RT∙dc/dz. Flux [5] is the product of v and c; c varies with force. Therefore, flux-force relationships are non-linear. (2) The pmF is not a vector force; the gradient is replaced by a pressure difference, and local concentration by a distribution function or free activity α. Flux is a function of α and force, J_{d} = -u_{d}∙α∙Δ_{d}F_{X} = -u_{d}∙Δ_{d}Π_{X} [6]. (3) At Δ_{el}F_{p+} = -Δ_{d}F_{H}+, the diffusion pressure of protons, Δ_{d}Π_{H}+ = RT∙Δc_{H}+ [Pa=J∙m^{-3}] is balanced by electric pressure, maintained by counterions of H^{+}. Diffusional and electric pressures are isomorphic, additive, and yield protonmotive pressure pmp. (4) The dependence of proton leak on pmF varies with Δ_{el}F_{p+} versus Δ_{d}F_{H}+, in agreement with experimental evidence. The flux-force relationship is concave at high mitochondrial volume fractions, but near-exponential at small mt-matrix volume ratios. Linear flux-pmp relationships imply a near-exponential dependence of the proton leak on the pmF ([7]; added 2022-07-04).
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Affiliations
- D. Swarovski Research Lab, Dept Visceral, Transplant Thoracic Surgery, Medical Univ Innsbruck
- Oroboros Instruments
- Innsbruck, Austria. - [email protected]
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Labels: MiParea: Respiration
Regulation: Flux control, Ion;substrate transport, mt-Membrane potential
Coupling state: LEAK
Event: Oral
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