Phosphorylase[fos-fōr′i-lās]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. An enzyme cleaving poly(1,4-α-d-glucosyl)n with orthophosphate to form poly(1,4-α-d-glucosyl)n−1 and α-d-glucose 1-phosphate. The active form of the enzyme is a phosphorylated protein.

Synonyms
α-glucan phosphorylase , glycogen phosphorylase , P enzyme , phosphorylase a , polyphosphorylase

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