Aliases for ADCY4 Gene
External Ids for ADCY4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ADCY4 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the family of adenylate cyclases, which are membrane-associated enzymes that catalyze the formation of the secondary messenger cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). Mouse studies show that adenylate cyclase 4, along with adenylate cyclases 2 and 3, is expressed in olfactory cilia, suggesting that several different adenylate cyclases may couple to olfactory receptors and that there may be multiple receptor-mediated mechanisms for the generation of cAMP signals. Alternative splicing results in transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2010]
GeneCards Summary for ADCY4 Gene
ADCY4 (Adenylate Cyclase 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ADCY4 include Specific Language Impairment. Among its related pathways are Oxytocin signaling pathway and Adenylate cyclase inhibitory pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include phosphorus-oxygen lyase activity and adenylate cyclase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ADCY2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ADCY4 Gene
Catalyzes the formation of the signaling molecule cAMP in response to G-protein signaling.
Adenylyl Cyclases (AC) are a group of enzymes that convert adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP) into 3',5'-adenosine monophosphate (cyclic AMP/cAMP) and pyrophosphate. There are ten different mammalian isoforms of adenylyl cylase; nine of which are membrane-bound.