The Biochemistry of Movement > 9.7.1. ATP is the energy currency of every living cell > Adenosine Triphosphate as an Energy Source >
Identify that adenosine triphosphate is used as an energy source for almost all cellular metabolic processes
- All living organisms need to have a continuous supply of energy in order to function and live.
- Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is vital to life and is used as an energy source in living cells.
- Organisms get their energy from the oxidation of the foods they eat. The energy is stored in the form of ATP after the food is broken down.
- Substances consumed and absorbed are used to make ATP, thus making the molecule a part of cellular metabolism.