adenylate cyclase

[ uh-den-l-it, -eyt, ad-n-l- ]
/ əˈdɛn l ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈæd n l- /

noun Biochemistry.

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

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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