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Protein phosphatase 1 is able to catalyze the dephosphorylation of phosphorylated enzymes by removing the phosphate group.

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In 1975, it was shown that c AMP-dependent proteins kinases phosphorylate serine residues on specific amino acid sequence motifs.

Ray Erikson discovered that v-Src was a kinase and Tony Hunter found that v-Src phosphorylated tyrosine residues on proteins in the 1970s.

In the early 1980, the amino-acid sequence of the first protein kinase was determined which helped geneticists understand the functions of regulatory genes.

Phosphorylation and its counterpart, dephosphorylation, turn many protein enzymes on and off, thereby altering their function and activity.

Protein phosphorylation is one type of post-translational modification.

Protein phosphorylation in particular plays a significant role in a wide range of cellular processes.

Its prominent role in biochemistry is the subject of a very large body of research (as of March 2015, the MEDLINE database returns over 240,000 articles on the subject, largely on protein phosphorylation).

The first phosphorylase enzyme was discovered by Carl and Gerty Cori in the late 1930s.

Carl and Gerty Cori found two forms of glycogen phosphorylase which they named A and B but did not correctly understand the mechanism of the B form to A form conversion.

The interconversion of phosphorylase b to phosphorylase a was later described by Edmond Fischer and Edwin Krebs, as well as, Wosilait and Sutherland, involving a phosphorylation/dephosphorylation mechanism.

It was found that an enzyme, named phosphorylase kinase and Mg-ATP were required to phosphorylate glycogen phosphorylase by assisting in the transfer of the γ-phosphoryl group of ATP to a serine residue on phosphorylase b.

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