Uses of ATP

ATP is the energy currency of the cell and is used to power a variety of cellular reactions

Biochemical processes that utilise ATP include:

Biosynthesis of macromolecules (e.g. polymer assembly)

Active transport (e.g. endocytosis / exocytosis)

Nerve transmission (e.g. propagation of action potentials)

Growth and repair (e.g. mitotic division)

Movement (e.g. muscle contraction)

Emission of light (e.g. bioluminescence)

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