This is one of my favorite questions I get asked by people in my office and also by those who just randomly ask me. I always try to be a little bit more thorough with it than most people. I know the first thing I do is ask the person my question, to make sure I’m not being asked any sort of personal question. When I receive a question about how the cell process energy, I try to first think about a concept called chemiosmosis.
Chemiosmosis is a process by which cells are able to transfer energy to one another. For a cell to do that, it needs a certain amount of energy. For example, a cell needs a certain amount of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) to make energy. If a cell loses its ATP, the cell can no longer make energy. The cells then obtain more ATP by consuming more glucose. That’s how you get energy for your cells.
For cells to obtain energy, they have to consume glucose. But glucose is just a byproduct of the process of metabolism. So the cells have to be able to take that glucose and turn it into something useful. So what does that mean? Well, it means that the cells have to be able to use energy. Energy is stored in cells. And since they are a living organism, the cells have to continue to function in order to keep the cell and organism alive.
Energy is stored in the form of the chemical bonds that make up your DNA. The chemical bonds are what makes your DNA function. But since the bonds are not stable, they decay over time, making your DNA useless. So what does this mean? Well, because your DNA is not stable, it will not be able to store and release energy. The result is a cell that, like a rock, just keeps on falling.
So how does the cell obtain energy? Because the bonds that make up your DNA are not stable, energy can only be stored in the chemical bonds. To obtain energy, the cell has to keep the bonds stable. The cells also have to have the right biochemical environment in order to maintain this environment. So how do you maintain this biochemical environment? You have to use energy.
The cells also have to have the right biochemical environment in order to maintain this biochemical environment. So how do you maintain this biochemical environment You have to use energy.
The cell has to maintain the right biochemical environment in order to maintain the biochemical environment. So how do you maintain this biochemical environment You have to use energy.
Now, that may all be true as the cells rely on their energy source to run the body.
But if you have to use energy to maintain your biochemical environment, you have to be able to get energy from somewhere, right? As a cell, you don’t have to have anything to eat, but you do need something to convert energy into metabolic energy. For example, a cell can use its energy source to make ATP, which is a molecule that turns a lot of energy into a lot of heat.
As a cell, you have to rely on its energy source to convert it into ATP. When you build up ATP, you have to convert the entire cell into a useful electrical energy. For example, if you have an electrolyte inside of you, you would need to convert the energy you have into electricity.