Archive for the ‘ Obj 8-ATP ’ Category

Obj 8-ATP as energy currency of the body


Metabolism: sum of all energy-requiring biochemical reactions

Catabolic pathways:  degradative process such as cellular respiration; releases energy

Anabolic pathways:  building process such as protein synthesis; photosynthesis; consumes energy


Energy Coupling & ATP

E coupling:  use of exergonic process to drive an endergonic one Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)

ATP hydrolysis:  release of free E

Phosphorylation (phosphorylated intermediate)~ enzymes