ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), is the energy currency of the cell.

marquee 1 year ago
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This means that the molecular bonds between the phosphates in the ATP molecule will release energy when they are broken down (into adenosine diphosphate, or more rarely adenosine monophosphate).

This is the key to the entire energy system. We are constantly, every millisecond, converting ATP to ADP and releasing energy, and then back again to ATP with food. Thousands upon thousands of times a day.