phosphorylation

noun
phos·​phor·​y·​la·​tion | \ ˌfäs-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce phosphorylation (audio) \

Definition of phosphorylation

: the process of phosphorylating a chemical compound either by reaction with inorganic phosphate or by transfer of phosphate from another organic phosphate especially : the enzymatic conversion of carbohydrates into their phosphoric esters in metabolic processes

Examples of phosphorylation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the regulation of phosphorylation goes awry, diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes can emerge. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Sep. 2021 When the regulation of phosphorylation goes awry, diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes can emerge. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Sep. 2021 The authors of the study identified TBK1 as another target of the M protein, a kinase critical to the phosphorylation of interferon responsive factor 3 (see Figure 2). William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 When the regulation of phosphorylation goes awry, diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes can emerge. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Sep. 2021 When Nsp6 binds to TBK1, the authors of the study found, the interaction inhibits phosphorylation of IRF3. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 When the regulation of phosphorylation goes awry, diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes can emerge. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Sep. 2021 Kinases are responsible for phosphorylation of target proteins. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 When the regulation of phosphorylation goes awry, diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes can emerge. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of phosphorylation

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Phosphorylation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphorylation. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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phosphorylation

noun
phos·​phor·​y·​la·​tion | \ ˌfäs-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce phosphorylation (audio) \

Medical Definition of phosphorylation

: the process of phosphorylating a chemical compound either by reaction with inorganic phosphate or by transfer of phosphate from another organic phosphate especially : the enzymatic conversion of carbohydrates into their phosphoric esters in metabolic processes (as the conversion of glucose to glucose-6-phosphate by ATP and hexokinase)

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