Also found in: Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
adenylic acid kinase; a phosphotransferase that catalyzes the reversible phosphorylation of a molecule of ADP by MgADP, yielding MgATP and AMP.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Adenylate KinaseA phosphotransferase that catalyses the reaction ATP + AMP = 2 ADP in red cells and muscle and plays a critical role in intracellular energy homeostasis.
Human genes encoding adenylate kinases AK1, AK2, AK3, AK5, AK3L1, CMPK1, CMPK2.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
a·den·y·late ki·nase(ă-den'i-lāt kī'nās)
Adenylic acid kinase; a phosphotransferase that catalyzes the reversible phosphorylation of a molecule of ADP by MgADP, yielding MgATP and AMP.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
adenylate kinasean ENZYME that catalyses the transfer of a PHOSPHATE group from adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to adenosine monophosphate (AMP) to produce two molecules of adenosine diphosphate (ADP). The enzyme can also generate ATP (and AMP) from 2ADP by the reverse reaction:
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005