ATP Production Overview/La Produccion del ATP
Next Generation: HS.LS1.7 NGSS

ATP Production Overview/La Produccion del ATP


This lesson will give an overview of process of cellular respiration which produces cellular energy in the form of ATP.

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En esta lección vamos a discutir los procesos que ocurren en la respiración celular para producir el ATP en nuestras células.


(0:00-1:24) Cellular Respiration

(1:25-2:11) Glycolysis

(2:12-2:53) The Krebs Cycle

(2:54-3:23) The Electron Transport Chain

(3:24-5:02) ATP

  • Cellular respiration

    The process of converting molecules, such as proteins, fats and carbohydrates, into cellular energy and transferring that energy across cell membranes

  • Glycolysis

    The first step in cellular respiration; process of breaking down glucose into pyruvate that takes place in the cytoplasm of cells; is an anaerobic process

  • The Krebs cycle

    A series of chemical reactions used to generate energy, aerobically, that came from carbohydrates, fats and proteins

  • Electron transport system

    A series of reactions that couple electron donors with electron acceptors with the end result of transferring H⁺ ions across cell membranes to generate ATP

  • Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)

    The primary form of energy used by cells to perform work, a nucleoside that has been phosphorylated by three phosphate groups