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In biology, phosphorylation and its counterpart, dephosphorylation, are critical for many cellular processes. Phosphorylation is especially important for protein function as this modification activates or deactivates almost half of the enzymes, thereby regulating their function.
Protein phosphorylation is considered the most abundant post-translational modification in eukaryotes. Phosphorylation of sugars is often the first stage of their catabolism. It allows cells to accumulate sugars because the phosphate group prevents the molecules from diffusing back across their transporter.
Phosphorylation of glucose is a key reaction in sugar metabolism because many sugars are first converted to glucose before they are metabolized further. In living cells phosphorylation is associated with respiration, which takes place in the cell's mitochondria, and photosynthesis, which takes place in the chloroplasts.
The energy released during metabolic or photosynthetic processes is captured in the energy-rich phosphate bonds of certain molecules, most commonly in the high-energy bonds of adenosine triphosphate ATP.
In the process of oxidative phosphorylation ATP formation is associated with respiratory uptake of oxygen. In this process a cell substance known as NADH one of a variety of coenzymes donates hydride ions one proton and two electrons to the first of a series of enzymes in the so-called electron transport chain.
As the hydride ion is passed from one enzyme to another in the chain, energy is made available to power the formation of ATP from adenosine diphosphate ADP and inorganic phosphate. At the end, or lowest energy level, of the electron transport chain, the hydride ion combines with oxygen and a proton hydrogen ion to form a water molecule.
The phosphorylation process is linked to cell metabolism in that metabolic degradation of food, e.
The electron transport enzymes are complex aggregates of cytochromes, i. The precise mechanisms by which chemical energy is coupled to ATP synthesis are not yet understood. In photosynthetic phosphorylation, or photophosphorylation, substances such as the reduced coenzyme NADPH also donate hydride ions to an electron transport system so that ATP is synthesized from ADP and inorganic phosphate in photophosphorylation; however, the coenzyme is produced from chemical reactions initiated by illuminated photosynthetic pigments instead of from metabolism of food molecules.
The net result in phosphorylation of ADP is the formation of the high-energy molecule ATP, which the cell can use as a kind of universal energy currency to power many important cell processes, such as protein synthesis.
Other phosphorylation reactions occur in cells, some without mediation by the electron transport chain, e.
Because of the influence that phosphorylation has on biological processes in general, a huge emphasis has been placed on understanding the biological role of phosphorylated compounds in the context of human disease. Current approaches to study phosphorylation include immunodetection, phosphoprotein or phosphopeptide enrichment, kinase activity assays and mass spectrometry.Meneco, a Topology-Based Gap-Filling Tool Applicable to Degraded Genome-Wide Metabolic Networks.
Sylvain Prigent, Clémence Frioux, Simon M. Dittami, Sven Thiele, Abdelhalim Larhlimi, Guillaume Collet, Fabien Gutknecht, Jeanne Got, Damien Eveillard, Jérémie Bourdon. Remember that cellular respiration is the reverse process from photosynthesis.
C 6 H 12 O 2 ——– 6 CO 2 + 6 H 2 O Photosynthesis stores energy, and respiration releases it for use in functions such as reproduction and basic maintenance.
) SOURCE/SINK RELATIONSHIPS DURING TUBER GROWTH 1 Robert B. Dwelle 2 Carbon partitioning and sink/source interactions in plants have been.
Cessation of photosynthesis in Lotus japonicus leaves leads to reprogramming of nodule metabolism. (PMID PMCID:PMC) Cessation of photosynthesis in Lotus japonicus leaves leads to reprogramming of nodule metabolism.
dark exposure decreased respiration and nitrogenase activity of soybean and lupine nodules (Layzell et al. Research and Development. Final Project Report These leaves were less efficient under high light conditions when judged in terms of photosynthesis per unit leaf area, but the increased leaf area more than compensated for the reduced photosynthetic efficiency, especially when light levels were low.
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