Definition of phosphoryl in English:

phosphoryl

Line breaks: phos|phoryl
Pronunciation: /ˈfɒsfərʌɪl
 
, -rɪl/

noun

[as modifier] Chemistry
  • 1Denoting the trivalent group ≡PO.
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    • The association of the peptide amide hydrogens with the lipid phosphoryl oxygens was also investigated in order to find out if there was any possibility of long-term hydrogen bonding between these atoms.
    • This ordering can be explained by the orientational behavior of water molecules around phosphoryl groups.
    • Signal transduction by these systems usually involves autophosphorylation of a histidine kinase on a conserved histidine residue and subsequent transfer of the phosphoryl group to a conserved aspartate on a receiver domain.
  • 1.1 Biochemistry Denoting the monovalent phosphate group —PO(OH)2.
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    • It explains the method of claim 2 in which the monovalent group comprises a phosphoryl group.
    • In addition, monovalent cations may, along with Mg2+ ions and surrounding residues of the protein, help orient the 1-phosphoryl group so as to achieve the optimal position required for catalysis.

Origin

late 19th century: from phosphorus + -yl.

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