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cyclic AMP:

see adenosine monophosphateadenosine monophosphate
(AMP) , organic compound composed of an adenine base, the sugar ribose, and one phosphate unit. AMP is one of the possible products of the hydrolysis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and is therefore important in the transfer of chemical energy during
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cyclic AMP

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The researchers do not yet understand why low cyclic AMP production increases alcohol sensitivity.
While other molecules can activate CREB, cyclic AMP appears vital to memory storage, he now reports in the same issue of CELL.
Again, they measured a decline in cyclic AMP Unaltered cells treated with anandamide showed no such drop.
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This finding was somewhat unexpected because biochemical experiments had suggested that light modulates the level not of cyclic GMP but of the related molecule, cyclic AMP.
Each family of PDEs is characterized by its ability to bind and degrade cyclic AMP (cAMP) and/or cGMP, but differs in its immunological, physical and kinetic properties.
In response to light and a range of chemical stimuli, they undergo rapid color change, a change that can be mediated by GPCRs or receptor tyrosine kinases as a result of changes in second messenger levels of cyclic AMP or diacylglycerol.
Yeast lacking adenylate cyclase -- the enzyme that makes cyclic AMP, a small regulatory molecule--cannot begin cell division.
Each family of PDEs is characterized by their ability to bind and degrade cyclic AMP (cAMP) and/or cGMP, but differs in their immunological, physical and kinetic properties.

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