adenylic acid

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See AMP.

adenylic acid

(Biochemistry) a nucleotide consisting of adenine, ribose or deoxyribose, and a phosphate group. It is a constituent of DNA or RNA. Also called: adenosine monophosphate






1. an amplifier.
v.i., v.t.
2. to amplify.


adenosine monophosphate: a nucleotide composed of adenine, ribose, and one phosphate group, formed by the partial breakdown of adenosine triphosphate, usu. at an end point in the metabolic pathway; adenylic acid. Compare ADP, ATP.


1. amperage.
2. ampere.
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Noun1.adenylic acid - a nucleotide found in muscle cells and important in metabolism; reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP
nucleotide, base - a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
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Adenine nucleotide release from isolated perfused guinea pig hearts and extracellular formation of adenosine.
State 3 is especially dependent on the electron transport chain, on the import of substrates into the mitochondrial matrix and on the activities of ATP synthase and adenine nucleotide translocase (Duan and Karmazym, 1989).
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24) Diastolic dysfunction has been identified as a major predictor of CHF risk, and ribose directly maintains adenine nucleotide pools that are necessary to maintain cardiac diastolic function and increase the energy reserve of the heart.
As part of an ongoing project to identify other proteins which may be affected by TOR or to affect TOR itself, we examined the adenine nucleotide translocator (ANT), a mitochondrial transporter that moves ADP and ATP across the inner mitochondrial membrane.
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