oxidative phosphorylation

noun

Definition of oxidative phosphorylation 

: the synthesis of ATP by phosphorylation of ADP for which energy is obtained by electron transport and which takes place in the mitochondria during aerobic respiration

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Memory T cells, for instance, typically favor oxidative phosphorylation and consume fatty acids. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "To treat some diseases, researchers are putting immune cells on a diet," 29 Mar. 2018 Metformin curtails oxidative phosphorylation, whereas 2DG squelches glycolysis. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "To treat some diseases, researchers are putting immune cells on a diet," 29 Mar. 2018

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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oxidative phosphorylation

noun

Medical Definition of oxidative phosphorylation 

: the synthesis of ATP by phosphorylation of ADP for which energy is obtained by electron transport and which takes place in the mitochondria during aerobic respiration

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