Are Polyamines Useful Markers for Monitoring Cancer Therapy?

  • Victor R. Villanueva
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 57)

Abstract

Polyamines-Putrescine, Spermidine and Spermine-are a group of organic polycations which are ubiquitous in all living systems. Prokaryotic organisms normally contain putrescine and spermidine; eukaryotic cells also contain spermine.

Keywords

Psoriasis Meningioma Astrocytoma Ornithine Putrescine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor R. Villanueva
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  1. 1.Institut de Chimie des Substances NaturellesC.N.R.SGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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