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When the terminal (third) phosphate is cut loose, ATP becomes ADP (Adenosine diphosphate; di= two), and the stored energy is released for some biological. ATP and ADP are the same molecules except for the number of phosphate groups. ATP is adenosine triphosphate and ADP is adenosine diphosphate. ATP stands for Adenosine Tri-Phosphate, and is the energy used by an organism in its daily operations. It consists of an adenosine molecule.
Muscles of living organisms contain considerable amount of ATP and expand and contract using a very complicated control mechanism. This control mechanism breaks down shortly after death, but the muscles are still capable of contraction using existing ATP.
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This is called rigor mortis. As time elapses, all ATP is consumed and the muscles eventually relax. Refer to Chapter 17 for further details on this mechanism of muscle contraction.
Muscular ATP is closely related to seasonings that are indispensable in daily life. Monosodium glutamate and disodium inosinate are well-known flavor enhancers.
The former was discovered in kelp and the latter in dried bonito. Monosodium glutamate and disodium inosinate are currently produced by the fermentation industry. Conversely, it is also an intermediate in the pathway of ATP synthesis in organisms.
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In case of meat, the flavor does not develop immediately after slaughter, but only after it has been left for some time. Overall, the process requires a lot of energy. This energy is supplied in part by ATP, generated with assistance from photosystem I and II, which are arrays of molecules that interact with sunlight. Energy can be consumed by a chemical reaction. Reactions that consume energy need an energy source in order to occur. Again, this energetic relationship can be thought of in the form of a balanced reaction.
It is one of the key ingredients needed to make the reaction happen. Reactions that produce energy, like ATP hydrolysis, are referred to as exothermic reactions or sometimes exergonic, meaning roughly the same thing.
In reaction profiles, these reactions go downhill in energy as the reaction occurs from the left side of the diagram to the right.
On the other hand, reactions that cost energy the ones that go uphill on the reaction profile, like carbohydrate synthesis are referred to as endothermic or sometimes endergonic. It is useful to think of reactions as "going downhill" or "going uphill" because one of these situations should seem inherently easier than the other especially if you've ever been skiing.
Exothermic reactions the downhill ones occur very easily; endothermic reactions do not those are the uphill ones. Systems always go to lower energy if possible.
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Reactions that are energetically "uphill" cannot happen easily by themselves. Those reactions must be powered by other reactions that are going downhill. The energy traded between these reactions keeps chemical reactions going, in cells and other important places. Sometimes, a process that is used to supply energy for another reaction is thought of as the "driving force" of the reaction.
Without the driving force, the desired reaction would not be able to occur. In general, a reaction will occur if more than enough energy is supplied. Excess energy does not hurt on the macroscopic scale. However, if not enough energy is supplied to make up for an endothermic reaction, the reaction is not likely to happen.
Energy is a lot like money.
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In Biochemistry 5th ed, section ATP is the main energy currency in cells. In BIOL lecture notes: ATP donates energy through the transfer of a phosphoric group. In Biology 10th ed. Metabolism is composed of many coupled, interconnected reactions. In Biochemistry of metabolism.
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