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The Importance of ATP


ATP which stands for Adenosine Triphosphate is a nucleotide that contains a high amount of
energy stored in its phosphate bonds. When the bonds are broken during hydrolysis it
releases its energy. This is an important part of many metabolic processes that require
energy.

ATP is…

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Uses of ATP


Muscle contraction

Creatine phosphate + ADP + H+ Creatine + ATP
Muscles only contain a small percentage of ATP which is only enough to sustain a few
movements. So to overcome this problem our muscles contain a substance called creatine
phosphate, which transfers its phosphate group to…

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