adenylate cyclase

noun ad·e·nyl·ate cy·clase \ ə-ˌde-nᵊl-ət-ˈsī-ˌklās , -ˌāt- , -ˌklāz ; ˌa-də-ˌni-lət- , -ə-ˌlāt- \

Definition of adenylate cyclase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of cyclic AMP from ATP

Origin and Etymology of adenylate cyclase

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


Medical Dictionary

adenylate cyclase

noun ade·nyl·ate cyclase \ ə-ˌden-ᵊl-ət- , ˌad-ᵊn-(ˌ)il- , -ˌāt- \

medical Definition of adenylate cyclase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of cyclic AMP from ATP

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