Adenylate cyclase type 6
is a membrane-associated enzyme and catalyzes the formation of the secondary messenger cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). The expression of this gene is found in normal thyroid and brain tissues, as well as some tumors; and its expression is significantly higher in one hyperfunctioning thyroid tumor than in normal thyroid tissue. Alternative splicing generates 2 transcript variants.By Southern blot analysis of somatic cell hybrid DNAs, Gaudin et al. (1994) mapped the ADCY6 gene to chromosome 12. Using isotopic in situ hybridization, Haber et al. (1994) mapped the ADCY6 gene to 12q12-q13. By fluorescence in situ hybridization, Edelhoff et al. (1995) confirmed the assignment of ADCY6 to 12q13 and demonstrated that the homologous mouse gene is located on chromosome 15 in the F region.