Amino Acids

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 301–317

Biosynthesis, oxidation and conjugation of aliphatic polyamines in higher plants

  • N. Bagni
  • A. Tassoni
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s007260170046

Cite this article as:
Bagni, N. & Tassoni, A. Amino Acids (2001) 20: 301. doi:10.1007/s007260170046


This chapter will focus on polyamine biosynthesis, oxidation, conjugation processes, mainly to hydroxycinnamic acids, and compartmentation of enzymes, substrates and products, giving an overview about recent results especially in higher plants. New research advances regarding the cloning of the main cDNA encoding for polyamine biosynthetic and oxidative enzymes, will be taken into consideration.

Keywords: Amino acidsArginineOrnithinePutrescineSpermidineSperminePolyamines

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Bagni
    • 1
  • A. Tassoni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology e.s. and Interdepartmental Centre for Biotechnology, University of Bologna, ItalyIT