Metabolism and Other Biochemical Reactions

What is ATP?

ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, is a molecule used as a source of energy in the body. The energy of an ATP molecule is stored in its chemical bonds, and it is released through hydrolysis of phosphate groups to form ADP (adenosine diphosphate). The ATP in our bodies is continuously recycled, and on average, each ATP molecule in our body will be used and regenerated over one thousand times each day.



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