from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To add a phosphate group to (an organic molecule).

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  • v. To cause phosphorylation.
  • v. To undergo phosphorylation.


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  • The glycerol backbone of triglycerides stored in fat cells is ensured of being used as a gluconeogenic substrate since fat cells lack the enzyme that would be needed to phosphorylate the glycerol molecule.

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  • Some kinases only phosphorylate "downstream" of other phosphosites.

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  • If there is no Krebs cycle, no metabolism and no more ATP to phosphorylate peptides in kinase activity etc, then that organism is simply dead — and it is in equilibrium, or is on a monotonic course to equilibrium as it decays or is consumed by other organisms.

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  • They will phosphorylate different proteins and affect the cell nucleus, which in turn will issue orders regarding the synthesis of new proteins.

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  • This means that enzymes phosphorylate and dephosphorylate proteins.

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  • The activity of Akt immunoprecipitated from the cell lysates was determined by its ability to phosphorylate GSK3α.

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  • Effect of ROS and RNS modulators on insulin-stimulated Akt activity Although phosphorylation of Ser473 and Thr308 residues is generally used as a marker of Akt activation, we directly measured its enzymatic activity by determining its ability to phosphorylate GSK3α which is one of its known targets.

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  • The cleavage product, containing a tyrosine kinase domain, is translocated to the nucleus and is believed to phosphorylate nuclear substrates

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  • As CDK4 is known to phosphorylate Rb, and is a known oncogene, the independent oncogenic role of

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  • One additional complicating factor is these analyses is the fact that cdc2 has been reported to directly phosphorylate both S6K1

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