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Any organic compound containing two or more amino groups. Putrescine, spermine, and spermidine are important animal polyamines. Polyamines are synthesized by various routes. In animals,...

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polyamine

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 65 words.

any organic compound containing two or more amino groups. Putrescine, spermine, and spermidine are important animal polyamines. Polyamines

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polyamine

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

Any organic compound containing two or more amino groups. Putrescine, spermine, and spermidine are important animal polyamines. Polyamines are synthesized by various routes. In animals,...

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Polyamines and programmed cell death

Panagiotis N. Moschou and Kalliopi A. Roubelakis-Angelakis.

in Journal of Experimental Botany

March 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 8950 words.

Polyamines (PAs) have been considered as important molecules for survival. However, evidence reinforces that PAs are also implicated, directly or indirectly, in pathways regulating...

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Action of Polyamine Aminotransferase on Norspermidine

Takamitsu Yorifuji, Shinya Kondo, Takashi Naka, Tohru Ishihara and Eiichi Shimizu.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

September 1997; p ublished online September 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biochemistry. 0 words.

The norspermidine-pyruvate reaction catalyzed by polyamine aminotransferase from Arthrobacter sp. TMP-1 formed N-3-aminopropyl-3-aminopropionaldehyde (APAPAL), L-alanine, 1,3-diaminopropane...

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Evolutionary Diversification in Polyamine Biosynthesis

Eugenio G. Minguet, Francisco Vera-Sirera, Alberto Marina, Juan Carbonell and Miguel A. Blázquez.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

October 2008; p ublished online July 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5422 words.

Polyamine biosynthesis is an ancient metabolic pathway present in all organisms. Aminopropyltransferases are key enzymes that mediate the synthesis of spermidine, spermine, and...

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Polyamine Modulon in <i>Escherichia coli</i>: Genes Involved in the Stimulation of Cell Growth by Polyamines

Kazuei Igarashi and Keiko Kashiwagi.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biochemistry. 3876 words.

We have recently proposed an idea to explain how polyamines enhance cell growth in Escherichia coli. Since most polyamines exist as polyamine-RNA complexes, our idea is that polyamines...

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Polyamine Analogs with Xylene Rings Induce Antizyme Frameshifting, Reduce ODC Activity, and Deplete Cellular Polyamines

Lorin M. Petros, Gerard F. Graminski, Susan Robinson, Mark R. Burns, Nicholas Kisiel, Raymond F. Gesteland, John F. Atkins, Debora L. Kramer, Michael T. Howard and Reitha S. Weeks.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

November 2006; p ublished online November 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biochemistry. 7408 words.

Numerous studies have correlated elevated polyamine levels with abnormal or rapid cell growth. One therapeutic strategy to treat diseases with increased cellular proliferation rates, most...

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Polyamines and Paraquat Toxicity in <i>Arabidopsis thaliana</i>

Jasmina Kurepa, Jan Smalle, Marc Van Montagu and Dirk Inzé.

in Plant and Cell Physiology

September 1998; p ublished online September 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biochemistry; Molecular and Cell Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 0 words.

The relationship between paraquat toxicity and polyamine levels was analyzed in Arabidopsis wild-type and gi-3 plants. Paraquat treatment led to an increase in putrescine, but not of...

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Genetic Manipulation of Polyamine Catabolism in Rodents

Juhani Jänne, Leena Alhonen, Marko Pietilä, Tuomo A. Keinänen, Anne Uimari, Mervi T. Hyvönen, Eija Pirinen and Aki Järvinen.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

February 2006; p ublished online February 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biochemistry. 4128 words.

Activation of polyamine catabolism through the overexpression of spermidine/spermine N 1-acetyltransferase (SSAT) in transgenic rodents does not only lead to distorted tissue...

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Endogenous polyamine function—the RNA perspective

Helen L. Lightfoot and Jonathan Hall.

in Nucleic Acids Research

October 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Chemistry; Biochemistry; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Molecular and Cell Biology. 11500 words.

Recent progress with techniques for monitoring RNA structure in cells such as ‘DMS-Seq’ and ‘Structure-Seq’ suggests that a new era of RNA structure-function exploration is on the horizon....

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