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Guanylate cyclase 1, soluble, alpha 2
Soluble guanylate cyclases are heterodimeric proteins that catalyze the conversion of GTP to 3',5'-cyclic GMP and pyrophosphate. The protein encoded by this gene is an alpha subunit of this complex and it interacts with a beta subunit to form the guanylate cyclase enzyme, which is activated by nitric oxide. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2012] (from
Murad et al., Houston, United States. In Nitric Oxide, 2010
The sGC alpha 1observed in OVCAR-3 and MDA-MB-468 cancer cells which correlated well with the sGC activity and a marked increase in cGMP levels upon exposure to the combination of a NO donor and a sGC activator.
Garthwaite et al., London, United Kingdom. In Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2002
Soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) is the major cellular receptor for the intercellular messenger nitric oxide (NO) and mediates a wide range of physiological effects through elevation of intracellular cGMP levels