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Corvettaholic

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mitochondria
« on: June 04, 2004, 05:30:51 PM »
I know there's these things in cells called mitochondria, and they somehow make "energy". What exactly do they produce, and what reactants do they use?

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Re:mitochondria
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2004, 12:08:32 AM »
Energy is stored as Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP) in our body.

You may like to start by reading up Kreb's Cycle on the production of ATP in your body first.

Mitochondria harnese energy via hydrolysis of ATP.

The entire process is very complicated. You may like to start with the library near you.
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Re:mitochondria
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2004, 07:42:11 PM »
I think I'll do that, thanks geodome. Library = out of my league until I actually go to a library.

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Re:mitochondria
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2004, 12:38:12 PM »
hehe libraries are awsome! i work in one! its my last week but i love it in here. its a private government library. hehehe fun fun

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