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How much ATP is needed for normal daily activity

in humans?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The amount of ATP needed for normal daily activity in humans is to be predicted.

Concept Introduction:

The full form of ATP is Adenosine triphosphate. It contains three phosphate groups. The energy in the human beings is stored as ATP and it provides energy to perform various physical and biological activities. Mostly ATP is produced in mitochondria, the power house of the cell, by oxidative phosphorylation.

Explanation

In human beings, energy is stored in the form of ATP. The nutrients that we take get oxidized and energy is released in the form of ATP. The hydrolysis of ATP results in the formation of ADP (Adenosine diphosphate) and inorganic phosphate. It provides energy to perform various physical and biological activities...

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