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Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)

By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on
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An adenosine-derived nucleotide, C10H16N5O13P3, that contains high-energy phosphate bonds and is used to transport energy to cells for biochemical processes, including muscle contraction and enzymatic metabolism, through its hydrolysis to ADP. ATP is hydrolyzed to AMP.

ATP + H2O → ADP + Pi + 12kcal/mol