Adenosine triphosphate Essays

  • Galen Rupp: The Boston Marathon

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    Creatine phosphate and adenosine diphosphate are put through an endergonic reaction (anabolic) to make ultimately adenosine triphosphate and creatine. This system is a very rapid production of ATP and usually occurs during short-term and high intensity activities on the muscles. A small amount of creatine phosphate and ATP are already

  • Green Spinach Research

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    of Oxygen (O2) production through photosynthesis. III) Hypothesis Explanation: when light is absorbed by leaf pigments such as chlorophyll A or B, electrons within each photosystem are boosted to a higher energy level. Leafs then produce Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) to reduce NADPH (ferredoxin), and incorporate Carbon dioxide (CO2) into organic molecules in a process called carbon fixation. When leaves are put in the water and undergo the process of the light-dependent reaction,

  • Compare And Contrast Cellular Respiration And Photosynthesis

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    known as oxidative metabolism is important to convert biochemical energy from nutrients in the cells of living organisms to useful energy known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Without cellular respiration living organisms would not be able to sustain life. This process is done by cells exchanging gases within its surroundings to create adenosine triphosphate commonly known as ADT, which is used by the cells as a source of energy. This process is done through numerous reactions; an example is metabolic

  • Photosynthesis And Cellular Respiration Relationship

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    Cellular respiration is the breakdown of glucose to release stored energy for a cell to use. The formula for respiration is C6H12O6 (Glucose)+6O2 (Oxygen) in the presences of enzymes → 6CO2 (Carbon dioxide) + 6H2O (Water)+ ATP (Energy). ATP is Adenosine Triphosphate. Respiration takes place in the cytoplasm and the

  • Four Stages Of Cellular Respiration Essay

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    synthase, making ATP. At the end of the electron transport chain, oxygen accepts electrons and takes up protons to form water. Each stage of cellular respiration is important because That cellular respiration is the process by which cells produce adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. ATP is the molecule that carries energy for cells of a living organism, and it is regarded as a "currency" of the cells in the organism. Can not store the cells, ATP. Instead, it must be produced continuously or organism will

  • Fatty Acids In The Kite Runner

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    At the start of the race where the runner is at rest and before commencing running, energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is used to fuel metabolic reactions and functions. Muscle is mostly using fat at rest as an energy source, which is indicated on the great metabolic race graph that approximately 67% of fat and 33% of carbohydrates are used for energy consumption. Fats, which are also called triglycerides, are composed of three monomers of fatty acids attached to the three OH group

  • Cellular Respiration And Photosynthesis Essay

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    Photosynthesis and Respiration: Cellular respiration and photosynthesis are the two main processes carry out by most living organisms to attain energy. Whereas photosynthesis is performed by most plants that can make their own food, most animals achieve their energy necessities through cellular respiration. Photosynthesis: Light-dependent Reactions and Light-independent Reactions or dark reactions or Calvin Cycle are the stages of chemical reactions during the process of photosynthesis. Light Reactions:

  • Glycolysis Research Paper

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    2P 2 Pyruvate + 2NADH + 2ATP + 2H20 + 2H+ . Steps one to three is when the energy is invested. Steps four and five involve the glucose splitting into smaller molecules. Steps six to ten is when the energy is released in the form of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) and NADH (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide). In step one the enzyme Hexokinase uses the ATP to phosphorylate the glucose. This is an investment of energy. This is a crucuial part for the glucose as it is ready to be released for energy

  • Dynein Motor Protein Literature Review

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    proteins; myosin, kinesin and dynein. Dynein is the motor protein to be discussed in detail for this review. Dynein is a large and complex motor protein found in microtubules of cilia and flagella that causes movement due to the conversion of Adenosine Triphosphate(ATP) which is a form of chemical energy to mechanical energy i.e. movement. Due to the large mass of the dynein protein, it has been quite a challenge to explain the function and mechanism of dynein. Through experimentation developments have

  • Metabolism In The Human Body

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    (Miller, 2012). Metabolism can also be referred to as energy expenditure as it includes the building up and breaking down of biological compounds. This is essential in exercise as the constant need for more energy requires the metabolism of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which is the final biochemical carrier of energy. There are three main metabolic pathways to produce energy, the ATP-PCr, Glycolytic, and Oxidative systems (Knuttgen, 2000). The ATP-PCr and Glycolytic systems are both part of anaerobic

  • Cellular Respiration

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    reactions in which oxygen is utilized and therefore is called an aerobic reaction. The process of cellular respiration takes place in the mitochondria, located in the cell of an organism and which converts biochemical energy from nutrients into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and then releases waste products. The mitochondria is surrounded by two membranes, the inner membrane and outer membrane. The inner membrane is convoluted into folds known as cristae, where most of the cellular energy is produced. The

  • Bioluminescence In Chemistry

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    2.1 Chemistry of Bioluminescence Bioluminescence is the production of light as a result of a chemical reaction without the use of heat within a living organism. For bioluminescence to occur usually two substances and a by-product such as oxygen are required. In the majority of bioluminescent reactions, the chemical reaction which leads to bioluminescence is the oxidation of a molecule called luciferin. Luciferin, which is the substrate in this chemical reaction, is the chemical in the reaction which

  • Essay On Baby Food

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    When money is tight, you can always create your own baby food. Many baby foods found in stores are safe and convenient, however many contain a lot of sugar, water and starch. Homemade ones have lower amounts and are more natural. Babies don't need to consume solid foods until they are at 4-6 months old. Babies younger than 4-6 months old have not learned how to swallow. If they are given solid foods at any age before 4-6 months, they'll most likely push out the solid food due to the sucking reflex

  • Three Stages In Cellular Respiration

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    Cellular respiration There are three stages in cellular respiration: Glycolysis, the Krebs cycle and the electron transport chain. The equation for cellular respiration is: C6H12O6 + 6O2 → 6CO2 + 6H2O + ATP Glycolysis Glycolysis is multiple reactions that gain energy from glucose by splitting the glucose into 3 carbon molecules (Pyruvates). (Mason et al., 2016) Glycolysis is anaerobic meaning it doesn’t require any oxygen to be carried out. This is because energy can be made through

  • Complex Food

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    Presence of glucose, proteins and fats in foods Introduction- Complex foods are eaten on a daily basis, which contain mixtures of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Glucose (also known as dextrose) is one of a group of carbohydrates known as simple sugars or monosaccharides. Glucose has a molecular formula C6H12O2. It is mainly found in fruits and honey and is the main free sugar circulating in the blood of higher animals. Glucose is the source of energy in cell function, and regulation of its metabolism

  • Photosynthesis Hypothesis

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    Introduction: What is photosynthesis? The chemical progress of photosynthesis is when a green plant and sometimes other organisms produce O2 (oxygen) by using the light energy from the sun, CO2 (carbon dioxide) and water. The green colour pigment is created by chlorophyll in the plant. 6 CO2 + 6 H2O –> C6H12O6 + 6O2 Carbon dioxide + Water –> Glucose + Oxygen Research question: How does the rate of photosynthesis change in Cabomba pond weed when the changing variable is the light intensity

  • Catalase Lab Report

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    Introduction: Plant leaves contain many enzymes, and the rate of enzyme reaction differs with the concentration of the substrate present. One of the enzymes present in any plant’s leave is catalase. Catalase is an extremely reactive enzymes that do not need cellular reductants, as they usually catalyse a dismutase reaction (Mhamdi, Queval, Chaouch, Vanderauwera, Breusegem & Noctor 2010) One may find out the rate of catalase reaction through placing different plant leaves of the same species in different

  • Rhizosphere Interactions Lab Report

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    1 Rhizosphere Interactions Jacob Griganavicius Robyn Dumalo Introduction Plants are the most important living organism on our planet today, without them; humans would most likely not be present on this planet. Plants are photoautotroph, which means they get energy from sunlight in order to change carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) into organic materials for all living organisms1 . The reason that plants are so important to humans is that they go through a main process to produce oxygen so

  • Fatty Acid Research Paper

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    A fatty acid contains a long hydrocarbon chain and a carboxylate group. Fatty acid synthesis is a process which only takes place in the cytoplasm of the cell and it consists in producing fatty acids from acetyl-CoA and NADPH. This process requires great amounts of acetyl-CoA, and most of it that is used is formed in mitochondria. The intra-mitochondrial acetyl-CoA initially reacts to form citrate, as the inner mitochondria membrane is impermeable to this compound. Tricarboxylate transport system

  • Elodea Light Intensity Essay

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    Aim: How does light intensity affect the rate of photosynthesis in Elodea (pondweed)? Introduction: In this experiment, we were testing the rate of photosynthesis in elodea. For a plant to photosynthesize, it needs carbon dioxide and water and sunlight, a factor of photosynthesis. In order for us to measure the rate of photosynthesis, we needed to measure the products that were made, glucose and oxygen. As oxygen was a visible product, we counted the oxygen bubbles made when we moved the source