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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.
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(Chemistry) chem of or relating to phosphorylation
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ER stress attenuates the phosphorylative capacity of Akt, which leads to GSK[beta] dephosphorylation and subsequent apoptosis induction [120].
This phosphorylative coding helps shape p65-p50 transactivation selectivity after the transcription factor has translocated into the nucleus [83, 85] guiding it to highly specific genomic targets [86-88].
The phosphorylative system was affected by both a direct and an indirect effect on the FOF1 ATPase activity.
This aspect is of great importance if one considers that S-nitrosation can convert into S-glutathionylated/disulfide adduct and that this is a well-known mechanism driving signal transduction mediated by phosphorylative cascades [41].
Originally, Gordon and Surrey (1960) found that cells exposure to light of 660 nm showed enhanced ATP synthesis and may alter the phosphorylative capacity in mitochondria upon direct exposure of the organelles in this red wavelength diapason.
As reported by Ulmer and Vallee (1969) lead produced number of metabolic disorders through its effect on mitochondria, which resulted in impaired respiration and phosphorylative capacity.
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