How is ATP formed from ADP

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How is ATP formed from ADP

Post by kimbermore » Wed May 24, 2006 1:00 am

How is ATP formed from ADP - I am really having trouble with understanding this. I am finding it difficult to find a understandable definition of ADP therefore am struggling with the question.
Can anyone explain in simplistic terms and help me out.
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Post by atypical10 » Sun May 28, 2006 1:20 am

ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is a high energy molecule that serves as an energy source for all living cells. ADP (adenosine triphosphate) is a lower energy molecule invovled in energy metabolism of a cell; formed when ATP loses a phosphate group and the related energy.

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Post by victor » Mon May 29, 2006 7:14 am

To form ATP, an ADP must attach one phospate groupinto it...in order to do this attachment, this molecule (ADP) have to obtain such additional energy which is stored in ATP forming machine (ATPase). this additional energy (derived from glucose breakdown until electron transfer) is used to attach a phospate group into ADP..
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