cyclic GMP
noun Etymology: guanosine + mon- + phosphate Date: 1969 a cyclic mononucleotide of guanosine that acts similarly to cyclic AMP as a secondary messenger in response to hormones

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  • cyclic GMP — SYN: cyclic guanosine 3′,5′ monophosphate. * * * cyclic GMP .jē .em pē n a cyclic mononucleotide of guanosine that acts similarly to cyclic AMP as a second messenger in response to hormones called also cyclic guanosine monophosphate, guanosine 3 …   Medical dictionary

  • cyclic GMP — (= cGMP) 3 5 cyclic ester of GMP. A second messenger generated by guanylyl cyclase. See ANP, nitric oxide …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • cyclic GMP — n. biochem. a small molecule, a cyclic anhydride of GMP, that acts in cellular metabolism to increase cell division and growth Also called cGMP Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • cyclic GMP — Biochem. a cyclic anhydride of guanosine monophosphate formed from guanosine triphosphate by the action of guanylate cyclase: in cellular metabolism, it acts as a second messenger associated with increased cell division and growth. Also called… …   Universalium

  • cyclic GMP — ˌjē(ˌ)emˈpē noun : a cyclic mononucleotide of guanosine that acts similarly to cyclic AMP as a second messenger in response to hormones; guanosine 3′,5′ monophosphate called also guanosine monophosphate …   Useful english dictionary

  • 3',5'-cyclic-GMP phosphodiesterase — In enzymology, a 3 ,5 cyclic GMP phosphodiesterase (EC number|3.1.4.35) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction:guanosine 3 ,5 cyclic phosphate + H2O ightleftharpoons guanosine 5 phosphateThus, the two substrates of this enzyme are… …   Wikipedia

  • Cyclic guanosine monophosphate — IUPAC name 2 amino 9 [(1S,6R,8R,9R) 3,9 dihydroxy 3 oxo 2,4,7 trioxa 3λ5 phosphabicyclo[4 …   Wikipedia

  • Cyclic nucleotide — Cyclic adenosine monophosphate …   Wikipedia

  • Cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channel — Cyclic nucleotide gated (CNG) ion channels are ion channels that function in response to the binding of cyclic nucleotides. CNG channels are nonselective cation channels that are found in the membranes of various types of cells. Signal… …   Wikipedia

  • cyclic guanosine monophosphate — n CYCLIC GMP * * * a cyclic nucleotide, guanosine 3′,5′ cyclic monophosphate, an intracellular “second messenger” similar in action to cyclic adenosine monophosphate (q.v.); the two cyclic nucleotides activate different protein… …   Medical dictionary

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