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Energy Sources

Define atp ATP is the mian supplier of metabolic energy in living cells. it is a high-energy compuind that is central to all that takes place during metabolism
What enzyme is used to breakdown ATP? ATPase
What chemical reaction happens in the fibres of the muscles to resythesise ATP? Phosphocreatine
What enzyme is used to brekdown phosphocreatine? Creatine Kinase
How long can the ATP-PCr system be used? 8-10 seconds
What energy source is used to take part in low intensity exercise? Fats and Carbohydrates
What is the difference between the energy release in energy sources? Fats have a slow release of energy Carbohyrates have a slow release of energy
What is Anaerobic Glycolysis? Glucose is brokn down into pyruvic acid, which in turn then produces lactic acid.
What is beta oxidation? The breakdown of fats into tri-glycerides
What is the Krebs cycle? The oxidation of acetyl-coenzyme-A
What is the Electron transport chain? A series of chemical reactions where hydrogen is oxidised to water and produces large amounts of ATP
Whyare carbohydrates used in high intensity exercise? Because fats cannot be burned without the presence of oxygen.
Created by: mattisgay