Intracellular cAMP signaling by soluble adenylyl cyclase Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenylyl Cyclases
  • Cyclic AMP
  • Cytoplasm
  • Organelles
  • Second Messenger Systems

abstract

  • Soluble adenylyl cyclase (sAC) is a recently identified source of the ubiquitous second messenger cyclic adenosine 3',5' monophosphate (cAMP). sAC is distinct from the more widely studied source of cAMP, the transmembrane adenylyl cyclases (tmACs); its activity is uniquely regulated by bicarbonate anions, and it is distributed throughout the cytoplasm and in cellular organelles. Due to its unique localization and regulation, sAC has various functions in a variety of physiological systems that are distinct from tmACs. In this review, we detail the known functions of sAC, and we reassess commonly held views of cAMP signaling inside cells.

publication date

  • June 2011

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3105178

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/ki.2011.95

PubMed ID

  • 21490586

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1277

end page

  • 88

volume

  • 79

number

  • 12