adenylate

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noun ade·nyl·ate \ə-ˈde-nə-lət, -ˌlāt; ˌa-də-ˈni-lət, -ˌlāt\

Definition of adenylate

  1. :  a salt of adenylic acid The catalytic activity involves the specific recognition of three substrates: the amino acid and ATP for the formation of an intermediate adenylate, and the tRNA for the final step of aminoacylation in which the amino acid is attached to the ribose of the terminal adenine. — M. Ruff et al., Science, 21 June 1991

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Origin and Etymology of adenylate

adenyl(ic acid) + 1-ate


First Known Use: 1925


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