adenosine 3′,5′-cyclic phosphate phosphodiesterase
Pronunciation: ă-den′ō-sēn sī′klik fos′fāt fos′fō-dī-es′tĕr-ās
Definition: An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of adenosine 3′,5′-cyclic phosphate forming 5′-AMP, a crucial step in the regulation of cellular adenosine 3′,5′-cyclic phosphate levels, inhibited by caffeine.
Synonym(s): cAMP phosphodiesterase
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