Problem: How many protons are transported across the mitochondrial inner membrane by Complex I, II, II, and IV when one NADH molecule is oxidized by oxygen? In what direction?

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There is a total of 10 protons transported across the mitochondrial inner membrane by Complex I, II, III and IV when one NADH molecule is oxidized by oxygen.

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How many protons are transported across the mitochondrial inner membrane by Complex I, II, II, and IV when one NADH molecule is oxidized by oxygen? In what direction?

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