cyclic adenylic acid
cyclic adenylic acid[′sīk·lik ¦ad·ən¦il·ik ′as·əd]
C10H12N5O6P An isomer of adenylic acid; crystal platelets with a melting point of 219-220°C; a key regulator which acts to control the rate of a number of cellular processes in bacteria, most animals, and some higher plants. Abbreviated cAMP. Also known as adenosine 3′,5′-cyclic monophosphate; adenosine 3′,5′-cyclic phosphate; adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate; 3′,5′-AMP; cyclic AMP.
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