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  • cyclic AMP


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  • He discovered that if nerve cells are stimulated repetitively, a gene is activated that prompts the production of a protein called cAMP response element binding CREB, and this protein physically cements the changes in the brain.


  • Nature, scientists found that by using the drug guanfacine, they were able to lower levels of a brain chemical called cAMP cyclic adenosine monophosphate to strengthen the

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  • Professor Amy Arnsten, who led the study, said this was down to growing levels of a signalling molecule called cAMP in older brains. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • They needed a non-destructive way to assay the dynamics of cAMP, which is present at very low concentration in the presence of many other nucleotides.


  • I wanted to explore signals transmitted through more complex biochemicals such as cAMP (cyclic 3',5-adenosine monophosphate) and the wider, more fashionable world of macromolecular interactions.

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  • Here we investigated the possibility that the constraining action of calcineurin on hippocampal plasticity is mediated in part by regulation of gene expression through negative control of transcription factors, such as cAMP-response element (CRE) - binding protein (CREB).

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  • Some of the susceptibility genes, such as cAMP responsive element binding protein 1 (

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  • Gu, Q, et al. 17 beta-Estradiol potentiates kainate-induced currents via activation of the cAMP cascade.

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  • It turned out to be a cAMP-activated choride channel and was termed cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR).

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  • This mechanism is very analogous to a counter, since the molecule cAMP (or some other second messenger) is being increased by stimulatory signals and decreased by inhibitory signals.

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