Definition of adenylate cyclase in English:

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adenylate cyclase

Pronunciation: /əˈdenlˌāt ˈsīˌklās/ Pronunciation: /-ˌklāz/ Pronunciation: /əˈdenl-it/
(also adenyl cyclase /ˈadn-il/)


An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of cyclic adenylic acid from adenosine triphosphate.
Example sentences
  • The cAMP is produced by adenylate cyclase, and that enzyme is activated by phosphorylated IIA Glc.
  • The response of cells to the binding of glucagon to its cell surface receptor is the activation of the enzyme adenylate cyclase which is associated with the receptor.
  • When epinephrine contacts a cell membrane, it triggers the allosteric activation of adenylate cyclase, the enzyme that creates cAMP. cAMP then allosterically activates a protein kinase.

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Syllabification: a·den·yl·ate cy·clase

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