In mitochondria ATP synthase is located in the inner membrane, the hydrophilic catalytic F1 portion is sticking into matrix. In a way a mitochondrion is a bacterium “swallowed” by the eukaryotic cell: then the inner mitochondrial membrane corresponds to the bacterial cell membrane.
Also, which part of the cell makes ATP?
Mitochondria are the energy factories of the cells. The energy currency for the work that animals must do is the energy-rich molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The ATP is produced in the mitochondria using energy stored in food.
Where is the ATP in the cell?
Most of the ATP in cells is produced by the enzyme ATP synthase, which converts ADP and phosphate to ATP. ATP synthase is located in the membrane of cellular structures called mitochondria; in plant cells, the enzyme also is found in chloroplasts.
Where is ATP made in a plant?
Cellular respiration takes place in the mitochondria. Following this logic: if plant cells use ATP, and ATP is made in the mitochondria, then plant cells must have mitochondria. Plants need to do something with all that glucose they make!