cyclic guanosine monophosphate

cyclic guanosine monophosphate
cyclic guanosine monophosphate n CYCLIC GMP

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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 kinases and usually produce opposite effects on cell function. Abbreviated 3′,5′-GMP, cGMP, and cyclic GMP.

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