Figure 2-58. An example of a phosphate transfer reaction.

Figure 2-58An example of a phosphate transfer reaction

Because an energy-rich phosphoanhydride bond in ATP is converted to a phosphoester bond, this reaction is energetically favorable, having a large negative ΔG. Reactions of this type are involved in the synthesis of phospholipids and in the initial steps of reactions that catabolize sugars.

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