ade·​nyl·​ate | \ ə-ˈde-nə-lət How to pronounce adenylate (audio) , -ˌlāt; ˌa-də-ˈni-lət, -ˌlāt \

Definition of adenylate

: 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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First Known Use of adenylate

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adenylate

adenyl(ic acid) + -ate entry 1

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“Adenylate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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