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Amino Acids

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 3–8 | Cite as

Metabolism and function in animal tissues of agmatine, a biogenic amine formed from arginine

  • M. A. Grillo
  • S. Colombatto
Review Article

Summary.

Recently agmatine, decarboxylated arginine, has been shown to be an important biological compound in several animal tissues. This paper summarizes the known information regarding the transport of arginine, its decarboxylation and the effects of the agmatine formed mainly on NO and polyamine synthesis.

Keywords: Arginine – Agmatine – Arginine decarboxylase – Nitric oxide – Polyamines 

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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Grillo
    • 1
  • S. Colombatto
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Medicina e Oncologia Sperimentale, Sezione di Biochimica, Università di Torino, Torino, ItalyItaly

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