Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Where does energy come from?

"The chemical reaction involved in respiration are virtually identical between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. In prokaryotic celss, ATP is synthesized primarily on the inner plasma membrane. Where are the corresponding reactions likely to occur in eukaryotic respiration?"

The answer to this question is on the inner mitochondrial membrane. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is a high-energy molecule that stores the energy needed to accomplish just about every form of work. ATP is generated by food that we eat being oxidized. The energy taken from this process forms ATP.

Mitochondira are where ATP is manufactured. It is formed from the energy stored in food. Atp is produced through a pracess called respiration, which uses oxygen to generate energy. This process can be used to rapidly produce ATP used in the body.

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