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Ornithine Decarboxylase

"Ornithine Decarboxylase" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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. EC 4.1.1.17.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ornithine Decarboxylase" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Ornithine Decarboxylase" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 33 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 1996
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