cyclic AMP


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cyclic AMP

n. Abbr. cAMP
A cyclic nucleotide of adenosine that is produced inside cells in response to external stimuli, such as hormones, and triggers various biochemical pathways within the cell.

cyclic AMP

n
(Biochemistry) cyclic adenosine monophosphate: a constituent of biological cells, responsible for triggering processes that are dependent on hormones

cyclic AMP


n.
a small molecule, a cyclic anhydride of AMP, that activates enzymes, amplifies the effects of hormones and neurotransmitters, and performs other vital functions within the cell.
[1965–70]
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Cyclic AMP is tied to a multitude of other cell signaling processes, many of which are targeted by current drugs.
Cyclic AMP response element-binding protein (CREB)-mediated transcription can be initiated by membrane receptor stimulation and subsequent activation of intracellular pathways to the cell nucleus, and has been described as a molecular switch required for learning and memory.
tuberculosis gins up cyclic AMP production upon entering a macrophage.
The boosting up of phosphorylase 'a' activity may be the result of hormonal imbalance caused by the deltamethrin treatment since it is known that pesticide administration leads to increased glycogen production which activates cyclic AMP.
Rolipram slows the loss of a growth-enhancing chemical called cyclic AMP, which occurs just after a spinal cord injury.
We suggest that altered vasoconstrictor function may be partially explained by modulation in the expression and/or phosphorylation of HSP20 by cyclic AMP dependent pathways.
By facilitating hormonal action, cyclic AMP may regulate the body's thermogenic response to food, increase the body's metabolic rate and increase utilization of body fat (since thermogenesis is preferentially fueled by fatty acids derived from body fat and/or food).
2] in the small intestine, preventing the formation of cyclic AMP that drives the process of hypersecretion.
Steitz, Structure of a Complex of Catabolite Gene Activator Protein and Cyclic AMP Refined at 2.
They inhibit the calcium-dependent degranulation that occurs with the accumulation of cyclic AMP.

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