adenylate cyclase

[uh-den-l-it, -eyt, ad-n-l-]

noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of ATP to cyclic AMP.

Nearby words

  1. adenotonsillectomy,
  2. adenoviridae,
  3. adenovirus,
  4. adenyl,
  5. adenylate,
  6. adenylate kinase,
  7. adenylic acid,
  8. adeodatus i,
  9. adeodatus ii,
  10. adephagia

Origin of adenylate cyclase

First recorded in 1965–70; aden(ine) + -yl + -ate2

Also called ad·e·nyl cy·clase [ad-n-il] /ˈæd n ɪl/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for adenylate cyclase

adenylate cyclase


An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of cyclic AMP from ATP.3′,5′-cyclic AMP synthetase

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