electron carrier


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electron carrier

[i′lek‚trän ‚kar·ē·ər]
(cell and molecular biology)
A molecule that accepts electrons from electron donors and donates them to electron acceptors, creating an energy-producing electron transport chain such as occurs in respiration and photosynthesis.
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5] as an electron carrier (4) and the NADPH methaemoglobin reductase which gets activated only in the presence of an exogenous electron carrier such as methylene blue.
This ferrireductase (FRED) activity uses NADH for reducing power, and FMN as the electron carrier to iron.
Likewise, the ETC in respiration allows the instructor to show the similar mitochondrial processes involving electron carrier proteins, NADH, [FADH.

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