Definition of phosphorylation in US English:

phosphorylation

noun

Biochemistry
  • See phosphorylate

    • ‘Cytochrome oxidases are the terminal enzymes of aerobic electron transport phosphorylation.’
    • ‘Smooth muscle does not contain troponin and is primarily regulated by the phosphorylation of myosin.’
    • ‘As expected, casein phosphorylation occurred on serine and threonine residues.’
    • ‘In contrast, phosphorylations of histone H1 and GST-peptide substrates are independent of any docking site.’
    • ‘In animal cells serine, threonine and tyrosine are the amino acids subject to phosphorylation.’

Pronunciation

phosphorylation

/ˈfäsfərəˈlāSHən/