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Spermine

"Spermine" 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 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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Spermine" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Spermine" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 32 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2004
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