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  1. (context chemistry English) reacted or combined with phosphoric acid v

  2. (en-past of: phosphorylate)

Usage examples of "phosphorylated".

There are a number of membrane proteins which can be phosphorylated in this way, some postsynaptic, some presynaptic, and the enzymes responsible for catalysing the phosphorylation are known collectively as protein kinases.

If radioactive ATP is added to a tiny sample of the membranes, and incubated together for a few seconds in a miniature test-tube, the membrane proteins become both phosphorylated and radioactive.