creatine phosphate

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creatine phosphate

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(ˌfɒs foʊˈkri əˌtin, -tɪn)

a compound, C4H10O5N3P, occurring in muscle, formed by the enzymatic interaction of an organic phosphate and creatine, the breakdown of which provides energy for muscle contraction.
Also called creatine phosphate.
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Noun1.creatine phosphate - an organic compound of creatine and phosphoric acid; found in the muscles of vertebrates where its hydrolysis releases energy for muscular contraction
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
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In the reaction creatine kinase catalyzes the transfer of a phosphate group from the creatine phosphate substrate to adenosine diphosphate (ADP).
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The enzyme catalyzes the production of high-energy ATP via transfer of a phosphate from creatine phosphate, which is the major storage reservoir of energy during muscle rest, to ADP.
During intense training, creatine phosphate is decomposed by a specific enzyme and is turned into creatine plus phosphates and energy.
The role of magnesium as a cofactor to rate-limiting enzymes such as creatine kinase (cleaves creatine phosphate for the production of ATP) could form the basis for one line of reasoning.

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