Adenylate cyclase

an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of ATP to cyclic AMP.

adenylate cyclase n.
An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of cyclic AMP from ATP. Also called 3′,5′-cyclic AMP synthetase.


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