Atp, Biology

ATP

  • The energy currency of the body
  • One of the monomers used in the synthesis of RNA
  • Contains three phosphate groups àhigh energy
    • Removal of one releases energy and creates ADP
    • the phosphate can be put back on to be used again

                     requires energy to do this

 

  • Redox-reactions
    • Oxidized à molecule that loses electrons
    • Reduced à molecule that gains electrons
    • Oxidizing agent à molecule that gets reduced (oxidizes the other molecule)
    • Reducing agent à molecule that gets oxidized (reduces the other molecule)
    • * VERY important in the making of ATP from glucose

            Due to a long series of redox reactions in the electron transport chain à the energy can be taken from glucose without actual         combustion (we would explode if this happened)

 

 

 

476_ATP.png

Posted Date: 8/20/2012 5:33:53 PM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Atp, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Atp, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Atp Discussions

Write discussion on Atp
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Which are the glands present in the epidermis of mammals, birds and reptiles? In the epidermis of birds and reptiles there are almost no glands. In mammals there are sweat glan

What is Subphylum Crustacea and Subphylum Uniramia? The Arthropoda are usually grouped into four subgroupings called subphyla (singular-subphylum). One of these four subphyla -

Q. Why is it difficult to produce efficient vaccines against a viral infection like dengue and AIDS? It is difficult to make vaccines for dengue because there are four differen

Define Probability concept of requirements vs risk of deficient and excess intake? Figure best illustrates the concept of a requirement for an essential nutrient. The relations

WHAT IS SYMBIOTIC THEORY. PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME IN A VERY SIMPLE WAY.

Technique of Operation :  TEE probe is passed in all cases soon after anaesthesia. The initial steps and exposure of mitral valve are done as for open mitral valvotom

Enzymes work to speed up a chemical reaction by: a. attaching coenzymes to the substrate b. heating up the substrate c. lowering the activation energy of the reaction d. supplyi

Define about the Carbohydrates? In the previous unit we have studied about the energy requirements. You now know that energy must be supplied regularly to individuals through t


Heteromorphic Types - Intra specific Incompatibility Plants of the same species produce flowers that differ in morphology. This involves two (distyly) or three (tristyly) morp