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tr.v. phos·pho·ryl·at·ed, phos·pho·ryl·at·ing, phos·pho·ryl·ates
To add a phosphate group to (an organic molecule).

phos′pho·ryl·a′tion n.
phos′pho·ryl·a′tive adj.


vb (tr)
(Chemistry) chem to cause or go through phosphorylation


(ˈfɒs fər əˌleɪt, fɒsˈfɔr ə-, -ˈfɒr-)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to introduce the trivalent group =P=O into an organic compound.
phos`pho•ryl•a′tion, n.
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Once activated, it affects a metabolic switch from an anabolic to a catabolic state, both by acutely phosphorylating metabolic enzymes and, in the longer term, by regulating gene expression.
Chk1, in turn, works to temporarily halt the cell cycle by phosphorylating another protein.
Modifying agents include alkylating, amidating, esterification, metallation, phosphorylating, sulfonating, oxidizing, and reducing agents.
HK II is also ATP-driven; that is, it requires the energy molecule ATP for its phosphorylating activity (as a car requires gasoline to run).

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