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Spermine

A biogenic polyamine formed from spermidine. It is found in a wide variety of organisms and tissues and is an essential growth factor in some bacteria. It is found as a polycation at all pH values. Spermine is associated with nucleic acids, particularly in viruses, and is thought to stabilize the helical structure.

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Tree Number(s): D02.092.211.415.701.801.821, D02.092.782.802

MeSH Unique ID: D013096

Registry Number: 2FZ7Y3VOQX

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