Adenosine triphosphate

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(ATP) The major source of usable energy in cell metabolism; composed of adenine, ribose, and three phosphate groups. On hydrolysis, ATP loses one phosphate and one hydrogen to become adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and releases energy in the process.

Source: Curtis, Helena. 1968. Biology. New York, NY. Worth Publishers

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