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Keyword - cAMP (KW-0114)

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Definition

Protein whose function is cAMP-dependent or which catalyzes its hydrolysis. cAMP is the abbreviation for cyclic AMP, adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate, the first second messenger hormone signaling system to be characterised. It is generated from ATP by the action of adenyl cyclase that is coupled to hormone receptors by G proteins. cAMP activates a specific protein kinase and is inactivated by phosphodiesterase action giving 5'AMP.

Synonyms

  • 3',5'-cyclic AMP
  • Adenosine-3',5'-cyclic-monophosphate
  • Adenosine 3',5'-phosphate
  • Cyclic adenylic acid
  • Cyclic AMP

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