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Cadaverine formation by specific lysine decarboxylation in Pisum sativum seedlings

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Abstract

Cadaverine was found to be formed in Pisum sativum seedlings via a specific lysine decarboxylation pathway as revealed by specific inhibitor studies. Lysine decarboxylation activity was recorded in the meristems and non-meristematic tissue of the shoots and the roots. In the shoot elongation zone, the specific activity was double that in the other tissues and cadaverine level was 90-fold higher. The results presented in this study suggest possible regulatory control by polyamines of lysine decarboxylase activity in Pisum sativum seedlings.

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Abbreviations

LDC:

lysine decarboxylase

α-DFMO:

DL-α-difluoromethyl ornithine

α-DFMA:

DL-α-difluoromethyl arginine

PLP:

pyridoxal phosphate

DTT:

dithiothreitol

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Correspondence to Akiva Apelbaum.

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This paper is Contribution No. 1380-E, 1985 series, from the Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel

Communicated by D. von Wettstein

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Bakhanashvili, M., Icekson, I. & Apelbaum, A. Cadaverine formation by specific lysine decarboxylation in Pisum sativum seedlings. Plant Cell Reports 4, 297–299 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00269882

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Keywords

  • Lysine
  • Regulatory Control
  • Specific Inhibitor
  • Inhibitor Study
  • Cadaverine