Do phosphorylated molecules have more potential than when th

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Do phosphorylated molecules have more potential than when th

Post by Funkfruit » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:52 am

NOTE: Phosphorylation is the addition of a phosphate group (or groups) to a molecule.

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Post by Funkfruit » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:53 am

Oh. Sorry I didnt know the title was cut off... my question was "Do phosphorylated molecules have more potential than when they are not phosphorylated?"

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Post by MrMistery » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:28 am

if you mean potential energy, then usually yes. Phosphate bonds are usually quite unstable, so their hydrolysis is an exergonic process. that hydrolysis can be coupled with other reactions ("the energy can be used")
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