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a molecule of ________ diphospate is created by a reaction between ATP and glucose

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bergcar | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted November 28, 2012 at 2:52 PM via web

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a molecule of ________ diphospate is created by a reaction between ATP and glucose

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted November 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM (Answer #1)

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This reaction is the first step in the glycolysis which is a very important part of the cellular respiration. When Glucose enters the reaction pathway, the ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) with the aid of an enzyme called Hexokinase, will release a phosphate group. This phosphate group will substitute the H in the OH group of Carbon number 6.

The reaction equation can be written as:

                        hexokinase

Glucose + ATP ---------------> Glucose-6-phosphate + ADP

 

ADP is called Adenosine diphosphate.

 

Therefore ADP is formed when ATP is reacted with glucose.

 

 

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