A process (catalysed by @E02159@) involving the transfer of a phosphate group from a donor to a suitable acceptor; in general, an ester linkage is formed, for example: ATP + alcoholADP + phosphate ester.
Source: PAC, 1997, 69, 1251. (Glossary of terms used in bioinorganic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1997)) on page 1291 [Terms] [Paper]
Citation: 'phosphorylation' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.PT06790 RISBibTexEndNote