AMP deaminase

AMP deaminase
Adenosine monophosphate deaminase 1
Symbols AMPD1; MAD; MADA
External IDs OMIM102770 MGI88015 HomoloGene20 GeneCards: AMPD1 Gene
EC number
RNA expression pattern
PBB GE AMPD1 206121 at tn.png
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 270 229665
Ensembl ENSG00000116748 ENSMUSG00000070385
UniProt P23109 Q3V1D3
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_000036.2 NM_001033303.2
RefSeq (protein) NP_000027.2 NP_001028475.2
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
115.22 – 115.24 Mb
Chr 3:
102.88 – 102.9 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

AMP deaminase 1 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the AMPD1 gene.[1][2]

Adenosine monophosphate deaminase is an enzyme that converts adenosine monophosphate (AMP) to inosine monophosphate (IMP), freeing an ammonia molecule in the process.

Adenosine monophosphate deaminase 1 catalyzes the deamination of AMP to IMP in skeletal muscle and plays an important role in the purine nucleotide cycle. Two other genes have been identified, AMPD2 and AMPD3, for the liver- and erythrocyte-specific isoforms, respectively. Deficiency of the muscle-specific enzyme is apparently a common cause of exercise-induced myopathy and probably the most common cause of metabolic myopathy in the human.[2]



It is a part of the metabolic process that converts sugar, fat, and protein into cellular energy.

In order to use energy, a cell converts one of the above fuels into adenosine triphosphate (ATP) via the mitochondria. Cellular processes, especially muscles, then convert the ATP into adenosine diphosphate (ADP), freeing the energy to do work.

A new research report [3] shows that the widely-prescribed diabetes medication metformin works on AMP kinase by directly inhibiting AMP deaminase, thereby increasing cellular AMP.


A deficiency is associated with myoadenylate deaminase deficiency.


  1. ^ Mahnke-Zizelman DK, Sabina RL (Nov 1992). "Cloning of human AMP deaminase isoform E cDNAs. Evidence for a third AMPD gene exhibiting alternatively spliced 5'-exons". J Biol Chem 267 (29): 20866–77. PMID 1400401. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: AMPD1 adenosine monophosphate deaminase 1 (isoform M)". 
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