verb[with object] chiefly Biochemistry
- Introduce a phosphate group into (a molecule or compound): glucose is normally phosphorylated as soon as it enters the cellMore example sentences
- This flavoprotein is a serine-threonine protein kinase able to phosphorylate its serine and threonine residues.
- Following sucrose cleavage by invertase, the liberated glucose and fructose are phosphorylated before undergoing further metabolism.
- These kinases have various substrates and have been shown to phosphorylate such diverse proteins as transcription factors, metabolic enzymes, ion pumps and cytoskeletal components.
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- Cytochrome oxidases are the terminal enzymes of aerobic electron transport phosphorylation.
- In animal cells serine, threonine and tyrosine are the amino acids subject to phosphorylation.
- As expected, casein phosphorylation occurred on serine and threonine residues.
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