respiratory chain

id: GO:0070469
name: respiratory chain
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The protein complexes that form the electron transport system (the respiratory chain), associated with a cell membrane, usually the plasma membrane (in prokaryotes) or the inner mitochondrial membrane (on eukaryotes). The respiratory chain complexes transfer electrons from an electron donor to an electron acceptor and are associated with a proton pump to create a transmembrane electrochemical gradient.

Child Functions

GO:0005746mitochondrial respiratory chain
GO:0070470plasma membrane respiratory chain

Parent Functions

GO:0044425membrane part