cyclic GMP

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 cGMP, guanosine cyclic monophosphate, guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate.

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cyclic AMPcyclic shift


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