ATP - Hydrolysis of the molecule results in the removal of...

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ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) The energy in one glucose molecule is used to produce 36 ATP. ATP has approximately the right amount of energy for most cellular reactions. ATP is produced and used continuously. The entire amount of ATP in an organism is recycled once per minute. Most cells maintain only a few seconds supply of ATP. ATP is a Nucleotide Nucleotides are the building blocks of nucleic acids such as DNA and RNA. They contain a nitrogen-containing base, a 5-carbon sugar, and a phosphate group. ATP is a nucleotide that contains adenine (base), ribose (sugar), and three phosphate groups.
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Unformatted text preview: Hydrolysis of the molecule results in the removal of a phosphate group and the release of energy. ATP is created by reactions that bond P i to ADP. This reaction consumes energy; energy is stored in the ATP molecule. Reactions that release energy are called exergonic reactions and those that require an input of energy are called endergonic reactions. Endergonic reactions do not occur spontaneously; energy must be supplied to drive the reaction. ATP is continually produced and consumed as illustrated below....
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