phosphorylation

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

Definition of phosphorylation

  1. :  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

1925

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

  1. :  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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