What is the role of atp?
ATP is used as an energy transfer storage molecule in most living organisms.
Glucose is oxidized in cellular respiration. The product of the oxidation in cellular respiration is 36 ATP molecules. If glucose was oxidized directly with Oxygen the heat temperature produced would destroy the cell.
ATP can produce energy by releasing one Phosphorus ion forming ADP and energy. The ADP can be reformed into ATP using the energy of the Oxidation of Glucose.
The ADP ATP reactions the cell can store and use the energy needed for cellular metabolism at safe levels .