[fos-fer-uh-leys, -leyz, fos-fawr-uh-, -for-]
- any enzyme, occurring widely in animal and plant tissue, that in the presence of an inorganic phosphate catalyzes the conversion of glycogen into sugar phosphate.
Origin of phosphorylase
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- any of a group of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolysis of glycogen to glucose-1-phosphate
Word Origin for phosphorylase
C20: from phosphorus + -yl + -ase
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- An enzyme that catalyzes the production of glucose phosphate from glycogen and inorganic phosphate.
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