(= colforsin)
Diterpene from the roots of Coleus forskohlii that stimulates adenylate cyclase and is often used in conjunction with inhibitors of phosphodiesterase to artificially increase intracellular levels of cAMP.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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