glycosylation

noun

gly·​co·​syl·​a·​tion ˌglī-kō-sə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce glycosylation (audio)
: the process of adding glycosyl radicals to a protein to form a glycoprotein
glycosylate transitive verb

Examples of glycosylation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Life expectancy for someone with a congenital disorders of glycosylation ranges widely. David A. Brenner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Feb. 2024 The institute is an international hub for congenital disorders of glycosylation research. David A. Brenner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Feb. 2024 By interfering with protein glycosylation and other enzymatic processes, it is believed these medications could prevent COVID-19 from binding to, entering, and replicating in human cells. Verywell Health, 27 Jan. 2023 Sugars can easily attach to and branch off of these sites through glycosylation. Coren Walters-Stewart, Discover Magazine, 18 Oct. 2022 Lucy’s condition falls under a broad umbrella known as CDG, or congenital disorders of glycosylation, which refers to the process of building chains of sugars, proteins and fats that attach to the outside of cells. Erin Allday, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glycosylation was in 1945

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“Glycosylation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycosylation. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

glycosylation

noun
gly·​co·​syl·​a·​tion glī-ˌkō-sə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce glycosylation (audio)
: the process of adding glycosyl groups to a protein to form a glycoprotein
glycosylate transitive verb
glycosylated; glycosylating

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