adenylate-cyclase

adenylate cyclase

[uh-den-l-it, -eyt, ad-n-l-]
noun Biochemistry.
an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of ATP to cyclic AMP.
Also called adenyl cyclase [ad-n-il] .


Origin:
1965–70; aden(ine) + -yl + ate2

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adenylate cyclase n.
An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of cyclic AMP from ATP. Also called 3',5'-cyclic AMP synthetase.

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