What does phosphorylation do to a molecule?

1 Answer
Jul 11, 2018

It adds a phosphoryl group to the molecule.


Phosphorylation is the addition of a phosphoryl group #(PO_3^(2-))# to a molecule. Enzymes are needed for this to happen. This happens in proteins, some lipids, and sugars. Adenosine can undergo phosphorylation to create #"ATP, ADP, or AMP"#.

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