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ATP ([[adenosine|adenosine]] triphosphate) is a high energy molecule that stores the energy we need for most reactions within the human body. ATP is synthesised in the [[Mitochondria|Mitochondria]] of a cell, in what is called the [[electron transfer chain|electron transfer chain]].
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ATP ([[Adenosine|adenosine]] triphosphate) is a high energy molecule that stores the energy we need for most reactions within the human body. ATP is synthesised in the [[Mitochondria|Mitochondria]] of a cell, in what is called the [[Electron transfer chain|electron transfer chain]].ATP is a very important source of energy for many functions in our body . An example is it's usage in glycolysis. this is the process whereby glucose is converted to pyruvate in the metabolis pathway.

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ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is a high energy molecule that stores the energy we need for most reactions within the human body. ATP is synthesised in the Mitochondria of a cell, in what is called the electron transfer chain.ATP is a very important source of energy for many functions in our body . An example is it's usage in glycolysis. this is the process whereby glucose is converted to pyruvate in the metabolis pathway.

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