adenylate cyclase


ad·​e·​nyl·​ate cy·​clase ə-ˌde-nə-lət-ˈsī-ˌklās How to pronounce adenylate cyclase (audio)
: an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of cyclic AMP from ATP

Examples of adenylate cyclase in a Sentence

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Word History


adenylate "a salt of adenylic acid," from adenyl(ic acid) + ate entry 1

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adenylate cyclase was in 1962

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“Adenylate cyclase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition

adenylate cyclase

ade·​nyl·​ate cyclase ə-ˌden-ᵊl-ət- How to pronounce adenylate cyclase (audio) ˌad-ᵊn-(ˌ)il- How to pronounce adenylate cyclase (audio) -ˌāt- How to pronounce adenylate cyclase (audio)
: an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of cyclic AMP from ATP
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