The discovery of adenosine triphosphate and the establishment of its structure

  title={The discovery of adenosine triphosphate and the establishment of its structure},
  author={K. Maruyama},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • K. Maruyama
  • Published 1991
  • Chemistry
  • Journal of the History of Biology
ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is common to all organisms from bacteria to mammals. It is the key substance, the general currency in energy conversions within living organisms: when its terminal high-energy phosphate bond is hydrolyzed, free energy becomes available for biological activities such as muscle contraction, nerve excitation, and active transport, and also for the synthesis of a number of compounds, including proteins and nucleic acids in cells. To be useful, however, ATP hydrolysis… Expand
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