phosphorolysis


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phosphorolysis

(ˌfɒsfəˈrɒlɪsɪs)
n
(Chemistry) chem any reaction where chemical bonds are broken down by phosphoric acid or phosphate
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It catalyzes the first step of glycogenolysis, in which glycogen is converted to glucose 1-phosphate by phosphorolysis in the presence of inorganic phosphate, and through mobilization of glycogen, it is primarily associated with provision of an emergency glucose supply during periods of hypoxia and hypoglycemia.
The products from hydrolysis and/or phosphorolysis of starch are subsequently metabolized through the glycolytic and oxidative pentose phosphate pathways to give products that are either metabolized by the chloroplasts or exported to the cytoplasm for sucrose biosynthesis (Stitt, 1990).
GP is an allosteric enzyme that catalyzes the degradative phosphorolysis of glycogen to glucose 1-phosphate.