protein phosphorylation


a: Protein phosphorylation ~
b: switch on an enzyme

What: "Phosphorylation happens when a phosphate group is added to a protein. Phosphorylation is like a switch that activates proteins, altering their function and changing cell signalling pathways. These signalling pathways are like cellular control panels. Deregulated cell signalling, when the control panel malfunctions, is a common hallmark of disease."

Writer: Alicia Lundby
Date: May 14 2013 2:19 PM

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