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The inconsistency between experiment and prediction must lead to the rejection of the model used to describe the system. In the case of oxidative phosphorylation this has led to a refined model, in which the chemiosmotic coupling is visualized as taking place within units of one (or a few) respiratory chain(s) plus ATP synthase, while the pumped protons have only limited access to the bulk phase inside and/or outside the mitochondrion . This more refined model can again be tested by deriving from it flux-force relations according to the MNET approach.
For instance, to a membrane across which a gradient of H + and K + ions exists we may add either nigericin or valinomycin plus a protonophore. In the first case, the system will come to a prolonged steady state in which the H + gradient is balanced by a K + gradient of opposite sign. In the second case, the system rapidly dissipates both gradients. Thus, the enzymatic complement of a system determines to a large extent its properties. In mosaic non-equilibrium thermodynamics (MNET) [23,24] this phenomenon is 12 accounted for: a complex system is considered as a mosaic of a number of independent building blocks.
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