Polyamine oxidase | definition of polyamine oxidase by Medical dictionary
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an enzyme of liver peroxisomes that uses molecular oxygen to oxidize spermine to spermidine and spermidine to putrescine, in both cases also producing H2O2 and β-aminopropionaldehyde; a part of the catabolic pathway of polyamines.
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Saeki et al., "Polyamine oxidase
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