Asked Oct 23, 2019
  • How does ATP power metabolic reactions?

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Cells require continuous supply of energy for survival, but cell can’t store energy as free energy, because it would result in elevated temperature and would be harmful for the cell. Cells store energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate).

Step 2

Role of ATP in metabolic reactions is phosphorylation. In phosphorylation a phosphate group (PO4) is transferred from ATP to another molecule. In this process the potential ene...

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