CAMP

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Cyclic AMP (cAMP) acts as a [[Secondary messenger|secondary messenger]]. It can be deactivated by [[Phosphodiesterase|phosphodiesterase]] ([[Phosphodiesterase|PDE]]) into [[AMP|AMP]]. cAMP can activate [[Protein kinase A|protein kinase A]] ([[Protein kinase A|PKA]]).
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Cyclic AMP (cAMP) or cyclic adenosine monophosphate acts as a [[Secondary messenger|secondary messenger]] and is used in cell signalling. It can be deactivated by [[Phosphodiesterase|phosphodiesterase]] ([[Phosphodiesterase|PDE]]) into [[AMP|AMP]]. cAMP can activate [[Protein kinase A|protein kinase A]] ([[Protein kinase A|PKA]]). ATP is converted to cAMP by adenylyl cyclase, cAMP is then used in a range of signalling pathways.

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Cyclic AMP (cAMP) or cyclic adenosine monophosphate acts as a secondary messenger and is used in cell signalling. It can be deactivated by phosphodiesterase (PDE) into AMP. cAMP can activate protein kinase A (PKA). ATP is converted to cAMP by adenylyl cyclase, cAMP is then used in a range of signalling pathways.

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