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(diˈfɒs fər əˈleɪ ʃən)

1. the removal of a phosphate group from an organic compound.
2. the resulting state or condition.
[1930–35; de- + phosphoryl the radical PO + -ation]
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that of dephosphorylating proteins phosphorylated on serine, threonine or tyrosine residues," said Rob Bookstein, M.
Phosphoseryl/phosphothreonyl protein phosphatase-2A (PP2A), which is found in association with tau and microtubules in the brain, appears to be the most active enzyme in dephosphorylating abnormal tau to a normal-like state (7).
Although phosphatases other than CaN are capable of dephosphorylating the peptide, special conditions have been developed to inhibit these phosphatases.