Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 decade ago

How Is ATP important to cell metabolism?

I think that it has something to do with ATP having enegry and metabolism needs energy. But I'm not sure. Is that right or Do I have it all wrong?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    ATP is more or less the "gasoline" that the cell runs on. Cell metabolism means just all the chemical reactions in the cell. Many of these are driven by ATP - this works because ATP has a very high-energy phosphate-phosphate bond; many cell processes use the energy released by breaking this bond to drive reactions forward.

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  • moosa
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    1 decade ago

    Metabolism definitely needs energy which is given by ATP.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ATP is the fuel for metabolism to work with no ATP there's no energy

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