Adenylyl Cyclases

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Adenylyl cyclases are enzymes that synthesize the intracellular second messenger, cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), which in turn triggers a cascade of biochemical changes that regulate a number of important cellular processes. These cAMP-regulated cellular processes play an important role in the control of a number of metabolic processes including the regulation of blood glucose homeostasis, learning and memory, and cell growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123786319
ISBN (Print)9780123786302
StatePublished - Feb 15 2013


  • Adenylyl cyclase
  • CAMP
  • G-protein-coupled receptors
  • Receptor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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