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Generating Another Energy Carrier: NADPH

12 November, 2015 - 12:40

The remaining function of the light-dependent reaction is to generate the other energy-carrier molecule, NADPH. As the electron from the electron transport chain arrives at photosystem I, it is re-energized with another photon captured by chlorophyll. The energy from this electron drives the formation of NADPH from \textrm{NADP}^+ and a hydrogen ion (\textrm{H}^+). Now that the solar energy is stored in energy carriers, it can be used to make a sugar molecule.