"Ornithine Decarboxylase" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
- Ornithine Decarboxylase
- Decarboxylase, Ornithine
- Ornithine Carboxy-lyase
- Carboxy-lyase, Ornithine
- Ornithine Carboxy lyase
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