Definition of autophosphorylation in English:

autophosphorylation

noun

Biochemistry
  • Phosphorylation of a protein molecule which is catalysed by the kinase activity of the protein molecule itself.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in FEBS Letters. From auto- + phosphorylation.

Pronunciation

autophosphorylation

/ˌɔːtə(ʊ)ˌfɒsfɒrɪˈleɪʃn/