Cyclic adenylic acid

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Cyclic adenylic acid --> adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate

An activator of phosphorylase kinase and an effector of other enzymes, formed in muscle from atp by adenylate cyclase and broken down to 5'-amp by a phosphodiesterase; sometimes referred to as the second messenger. a related compound (2',3') is also known.

Synonym: cyclic adenylic acid, cyclic amp, cyclic phosphate.

Acronym: camp

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