Enzymes required for ATP production
Adenosine triphosphate simply called ATP is known as a molecule that takes energy around in a cell, so you can say it’s the main energy currency of human cells. Every living being uses ATP for various reasons, and ATP is produced as an end product of some chemical processes like fermentation. ATP serves important roles in the normal functioning of cells by acting as a signalling molecule in communication, making ATP an important molecule for every living thing.
In the process of ATP production, there are certain enzymes that play important roles, and that is what this write-up will look into. We’ll discuss the different enzymes required to produce ATP during a chemical process, and you’ll know the roles that these enzymes have to play when ATP is being produced.
Adenylate Kinase known as AK is the first enzyme that has a vital role to play when ATP is being formed from chemical or biological processes. AK is there to make sure that balance is maintained between different adenylate charged species which is the first stage of ATP formation. The AK keeps a pool of ADP that the next enzyme called ATP synthase uses to produce ATP, finishing the ATP production stage. Experts have proven that ATP can be produced through glycolysis, meaning that there are different ways that ATP can be formed.
Without these enzymes that are discussed here, it’ll not be possible for ATP to form meaning that an organism will not have enough energy to perform its functions. ATP helps in different metabolisms in your body, and apart from being the energy molecule in the body, it’s also important for things like DNA synthesis. Energy from ATP can be recycled, meaning that no energy is lost, so ATP is not used up during a reaction. Biologists are required to know all the functionalities of the ATP, and how it affects humans.