What is ATP?

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What is ATP?

Post by atypical10 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:29 pm

All I know about ATP is that we need it and I forgot what it stood for.

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What is ATP?

Post by ShortLaxPlayer15 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:36 pm

adenosine triphosphate (ATP) A common form in which energy is stored in living systems; consists of a nucleotide (with ribose sugar) with three phosphate groups. The energy coin of the cell.

adenosine diphosphate (ADP) Lower energy form of ATP, having two (instead of the three in ATP) phosphhate groups attached to the adenine base and ribose sugar.

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Post by MrMistery » Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:56 pm

Search the forum, this has discussed, rediscussed and over-discussed more than 10 times...
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Post by SMstudent » Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:07 pm

ENERGY! tahts made of sugars. but we should know that some people need repetition MR MISTERY

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Post by LilKim » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:08 pm

ATP is a high energy molecule because it has 3 Phosphate groups.... not because it's chemical structure contains a sugar group...!!!!

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Post by Xgene » Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:26 pm

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a multifunctional nucleotide primarily known in biochemistry as the "molecular currency" of intracellular energy transfer. In this role ATP transports chemical energy within cells. It is produced as an energy source during the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. ATP is also one of four monomers required for the synthesis of ribonucleic acids. Furthermore, in signal transduction pathways, ATP is used to provide the phosphate for protein-kinase reactions.

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Post by safra » Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:38 am

Its basically the cell's source of energy. The energy comes from the bonds holding the phosphates together. It might help if you look at the shape of the molecule.
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Post by Mjhavok » Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:51 pm

Are you joking?

Use dictionary on the site or a search engine. I'd think that would be much quicker and easier than waiting for a response on a website forum. Especially for a real simple question.
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Post by MrMistery » Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:32 pm

@Mjhavok
I thought so too...
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