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Cyclic adenosine monophosphate



(1) A cyclic form of adenosine monophosphate that serves as a second messenger for signal transduction at the cellular level.

(2) A 3'-5'-cyclic ester of AMP, with a molecular formula: C10H12N5O6P


Cyclic adenosine monophosphate is produced from ATP catalyzed by adenyl cyclase located at the cell membrane. It is used for intracellular signal transduction, activation of protein kinases, and regulation of the passage of calcium ions through ion channels. It also serves as an extracellular morphogen for some slime moulds.

Related forms: 3'-5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate.

Abbreviation: cAMP, cyclic AMP.

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Cellular Respiration help

1) i) it's cAMP ii) it's cyclic adenosine MONOphosphate, so it can NOT be a type of adenosine TRIphosphate :roll: ...

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by JackBean
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:21 am
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Cellular Respiration help

... a few questions. 1) What is cAmp? I know it's Cyclic adenosine monophosphate and it's a type of ATP but what's its significance? ...

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by leftventricle
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:26 am
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