phosphorylases

phosphorylase

[fos-fer-uh-leys, -leyz, fos-fawr-uh-, -for-]
noun Biochemistry.
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:
1935–40; phosphor- + -yl + -ase

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phosphorylase (fɒsˈfɒrɪˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz)
 
n
any of a group of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolysis of glycogen to glucose-1-phosphate
 
[C20: from phosphorus + -yl + -ase]

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phosphorylase phos·pho·ryl·ase (fŏs'fər-ə-lās', -lāz')
n.
An enzyme that catalyzes the production of glucose phosphate from glycogen and inorganic phosphate.

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