What does ATP stand for? • Adenosine Triphosphate
To which macromolecule class does ATP belong? • Nucleic Acids
What is the structure of ATP? Adenine, a nitrogenous base 3 phosphates Ribose, a sugar
What is the function of ATP? • To provide energy for the cell to use • Sugar energy is converted to ATP energy. • ATP is the energy “currency” of the cell.
Where in my cells can I use ATP? • Active transport • Endocytosis, exocytosis • Building and breaking apart molecules • Muscle contractions