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Ornithine Decarboxylase

A pyridoxal-phosphate protein, believed to be the rate-limiting compound in the biosynthesis of polyamines. It catalyzes the decarboxylation of ornithine to form putrescine, which is then linked to a propylamine moiety of decarboxylated S-adenosylmethionine to form spermidine.

Year introduced: 1984(1975)

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Tree Number(s): D08.811.520.224.125.425

MeSH Unique ID: D009955

Registry Number: EC

Entry Terms:

  • Decarboxylase, Ornithine
  • Ornithine Carboxy-lyase
  • Carboxy-lyase, Ornithine
  • Ornithine Carboxy lyase

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