• J. C. Allen
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 87 / 1)


It seems strange that the ubiquitous bio-organic cations the polyamines have, until recently, been consigned to the boxroom of biochemistry. Nevertheless, it is now apparent that they play a variety of subtle and sometimes essential roles. This chapter emphasises their participation in normal and abnormal epidermis; restrictions on space make it quite impossible to do justice to many general recent developments, and the reader is referred to more comprehensive treatments for further information (COHEN 1971; TABOR and TABOR 1976; JÄNNE et al. 1978; GAUGAS 1980).


Ornithine Decarboxylase Polyamine Level Polyamine Biosynthesis Polyamine Oxidase Mouse Epidermis 
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