phosphorylase

noun
phos·​phor·​y·​lase | \ fäs-ˈfȯr-ə-ˌlās How to pronounce phosphorylase (audio) , -ˌlāz \

Definition of phosphorylase

: any of the enzymes that catalyze phosphorolysis with the formation of organic phosphates

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Recent Examples on the Web The authors speculate that the changes at positions 203 and 204 increase phosphorylase affinity, leading to greater N protein phosphorylation, which is positively correlated to the efficiency of viral genome processing and nucleocapsid assembly. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022

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First Known Use of phosphorylase

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Phosphorylase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphorylase. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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phosphorylase

noun
phos·​phor·​y·​lase | \ fäs-ˈfȯr-ə-ˌlāz How to pronounce phosphorylase (audio) \

Medical Definition of phosphorylase

: any of a group of enzymes that catalyze phosphorolysis with the formation of organic phosphates (as glucose-1-phosphate in the breakdown and synthesis of glycogen) and that occur in animal and plant tissues

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