Definition of adenylate cyclase in English:

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adenylate cyclase

Pronunciation: /əˌdɛnɪleɪt ˈsʌɪkleɪz/
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪk-/


[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyses 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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