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Stanley L. Miller and Harold C. Urey: Changing the Approach of Scientific Investigation into the Origin of Life

also found that his experiment produced an amazing amount of the nucleotide base, adenine. Adenine is of tremendous biological significance as an organic compound because it is one of the four bases in RNA and DNA. It is also a component of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which is a major energy releasing molecule in cells. Experiments conducted later showed that the other RNA and DNA bases could be obtained through simulated prebiotic chemistry with a reducing atmosphere. These discoveries created...

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Ap Biology Essay on Atp

intermembranous space. This will create a pH/voltage/proton gradient, so then the H+ ions will move back into the matrix by going through ATP synthase proteins embedded within the cristae. Then the H+ go back in, ATP is generated. c) ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is known as the molecular currency. ATP provides energy for cells to perform functions. One type of enzyme is ATP-ase which is used in active transport. Active transport is vital in regulating concentrations in cells, that would otherwise...

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Food Essay Draft

kilocalorie). The organic molecules (any member of a large class of chemical compounds whose molecules contain carbon) that humans use are lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids. These organic molecules are used to produce ATP (Adenosine triphosphate). We break down these macromolecules (large biological molecule) by a process called digestion (when enzymes break down large molecules into smaller ones). This is also a catabolic reaction (a metabolic reaction that results in the breakdown...

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Healthy Performer

to brake down enzymes needed to break down alcohol. Definition of ‘Metabolic Rate’ • The speed at which the biochemical reactions of metabolism in living cells take place to produce energy. Draw an ATP molecule and the breakdown if ATP Adenosine Triphosphate. It is the immediate compound source required for muscular activity. Performance time Major Energy System Involved Example Less than 30 Seconds ATP-PC System 100m sprint 30 to 90 Seconds ATP-PC System Lactic Acid System 200m-400m...

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Health and Nutrition Worksheet

be eating everything they give you, and that of course unhealthy. You're going to be eating a lot more than what you’re supposed to, making us gain weight and even have health issues. 9. How are nutrients used to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP)? Adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, acts as a source of fuel within your cells. Formed from a series of chemical reactions, carbohydrates, proteins and fats can all be converted into ATP following digestion. One type of food that provides a source of...

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Chapter 6 Ap Bio

electron acceptor  NADH + H+ + ½O2  NAD+ + H2O (exergonic) • NAD+ ▫ Cofactor that accepts a pair of electrons from a substrate along with a proton ▫ Reduced form  NADH  electron carrier  NAD+ + H+ + 2e-  NADH (endergonic) Adenosine Triphosphate • Energy currency of all cells • Use ATP to power every energy requiring process • Chemical Composition ▫ Ribose sugar ▫ Adenine ▫ Phosphate groups ATP + H20  ADP + Pi + Free Energy • What type of reaction is this? ▫ Exergonic ...

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Great metabolic race essay

anabolism (energy dependent conversion of small precursor molecules in complex molecules); some of which are energy coupled to provide energy efficiency. This intermediate coupling is due to the “energy currency” within the body, known as Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). These metabolic pathways are reliant on certain energies of reactions; according to Gibbs’ free energy (ΔG), referring to the change in usable energy available for a reaction. Many of these cellular pathways involve ΔG, where if ΔG...

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Animation: Skull week 3

related during these oxidation reactions is used to form adenosine triphosphate ( ATP ), the Energy currency of the cell. 5. Name the two initials steps in glycolysis. The two initial steps in glycolysis are two phosphates to glucose and two molecules of ATP. 6. What are the three molecules that results? The three molecules are 6 carbon sugar diphosphate molecule, 2 low energy adenosine diphosphate molecules or ADP. 7. What then occurs to the 6-carbon...

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Heart Rate Lab Report

the work out ahead. When you exercise your muscles tend to move more energetically, than when you are at rest. Their metabolic rate increases. They need more energy, so they produce more of the chemical energy molecule ATP. ATP stands for adenosine triphosphate. You need oxygen to produce ATP so the more ATP you produce, the more oxygen you need. Materials: * Two steppers * Two Stop watches * Writing utilities * 2 pairs of trainers Method of experiment The mini...

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Is high intense exercise the most efficient training condition in regards to weight loss due to greater energy expenditure?

Anabolism is a process in which energy is used to build tissues in the body whereas catabolism produces energy from the breakdown of foods and stores it in order to offer energy to the body when it is required. The energy rich compound, Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is considered to be the most preferential agent for energy transfer (McArdle, Katch & Katch, 2007). It is the underlying molecule which powers all cellular processes. This compound is not transferred directly to cells from macronutrients...

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