IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: adenylate cyclase

Reaction: ATP = 3',5'-cyclic AMP + diphosphate

Other name(s): adenylylcyclase; adenyl cyclase; 3',5'-cyclic AMP synthetase; ATP diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing)

Systematic name: ATP diphosphate-lyase (cyclizing; 3',5'-cyclic-AMP-forming)

Comments: Also acts on dATP to form 3',5'-cyclic dAMP. Requires pyruvate. Activated by NAD+ in the presence of EC NAD(P)+—arginine ADP-ribosyltransferase .

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9012-42-4


1. Hirata, M. and Hayaishi, O. Adenyl cyclase of Brevibacterium liquefaciens. Biochim. Biophys Acta 149 (1967) 1-11. [PMID: 4295782]

[EC created 1972]

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