The cyclic purine nucleotide cIMP and the cyclic pyrimidine nucleotides cCMP and cUMP are emerging second messengers. These cNMPs show different biological effects, but the molecular mechanisms remain elusive. In this issue of Structure, Ng et al. (2016) provide structural evidence for distinct interactions of cIMP, cCMP, and cUMP with ion channels.
Seifert, R. (2016, October 4). Distinct Signaling Roles of cIMP, cCMP, and cUMP. Structure. Cell Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.str.2016.09.002