AICAR is a peptide that has a molecular formula of C9H15N4O8P and a molecular mass of 338.211. It is occasionally known by the names ZMP, AICA ribonucleotide, Acadesine, or the more scientific sounding 5-aminoimidozloe-4 carboxamide ribonucleotide. It is an intermediate within the generation of inosine monophosphate, which enables it to play a vital role in metabolic regulation. Scientific study based on animal test subjects has been able to hone in on AICAR’s ability to enter cardiac cells and prohibit the creation of two specific enzymes; adenosine kinase (ADK), and adenosine deaminase (ADA). The first enzyme serves to catalyze the transfer of the gamma phosphate from ATP to adenosine, which then serves as a controller of aggregations of both extracellular and intracellular adenine nucleotides. The second enzyme breaks down adenosine which then is responsible for the turnover in nucleic acid in tissue. Because these enzymes are blocked, AICAR allows for an accelerated stimulation of glucose uptake and an increase in the activity of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinases α and β in skeletal muscle tissue. These two processes combine to form an accelerated process of energy conversion. Additionally, the peptide has been known to suppress the process of programmed cell death by lowering the production of oxygen compounds that are found within the cellular unit.
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