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003 What ATP is and HOW it works

In this Episode, I talk about what Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is and how it works. ATP is the energy currency of the body and it provides energy when the third phosphate detaches from the the rest of the molecule, leaving Adenosine Disphosphate (ADP) behind.

Many of the processes that happen in the cell require energy, and ATP provides that much needed energy. It’s what makes it so that you can run, talk, play sports and even just relax with a love one in the park :)

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11 Responses to “003 What ATP is and HOW it works”

  1. Heba September 24, 2010 at 1:50 am #

    Really Helpful !
    Thank You (:

    • Leslie September 26, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

      Glad you find it helpful. You are very much welcome :)

  2. dr acc June 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    where did mitochondria get phosphorus ?

    • Lrsamuel June 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

      From the food we eat. We break stuff down that contains phosphorus, and we make the things that we need containing phosphorus, which in this case would be ATP.

  3. Essam August 29, 2011 at 8:59 am #

    Thank you very much for this excellent video.

    • Lrsamuel August 29, 2011 at 9:01 am #

      You are very much welcome. Glad you are finding value in it.

  4. sandra January 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    Wow Thank you. Also, thank you for answering back about the gray hair comments.

    I love the format of this video. I like seeing the boxers. It held my interest.

    I’m interested, now, in learning about Mitochondria. Hey got to move I’ve lost some phosphates.

    Take care.

    • Lrsamuel January 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

      Glad to hear you are finding value in the videos. Stay tuned for more :)

  5. SPS August 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    What bonds are broken during enzyme and acid hydrolysis?

  6. Bec August 15, 2012 at 3:18 am #

    Thanks… I am dealing with fibromyalgia and I am being given some information that I don’t understand,,, your video made what ATP numbers mean when related to fibro!

  7. Kelly Dine March 13, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    Great video! Showing it to my freshmen and sophomores today! thanks!