phosphorylation

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noun phos·phor·y·la·tion \ ˌfäs-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən \

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

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First Known Use of phosphorylation

1925


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phosphorylation

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noun phos·phor·y·la·tion \ ˌfäs-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən \

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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