cyclic GMP


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cyclic GMP

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

cyclic GMP


n.
a small molecule, a cyclic anhydride of GMP, that acts in cellular metabolism to increase cell division and growth.
Also called cGMP.
[1970–75]
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Cyclic GMP production can be catalyzed by plasma-membrane-receptor guanylyl cyclases or by soluble, cytosolic guanylyl cyclases (Wong and Garbers, 1992; Schmidt et al.
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