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Related to putrescine: ornithine, cadaverine, spermine


A colorless, foul-smelling polyamine, C4H12N2, produced in decaying animal tissue by the decarboxylation of ornithine.

[Latin putrēscere, to rot; see putrescent + -ine.]


(pjuːˈtrɛsiːn; -ɪn)
(Biochemistry) a colourless crystalline amine produced by decaying animal matter; 1,4-diaminobutane. Formula: H2N(CH2)4NH2
[C20: from Latin putrescere + -ine2]
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Noun1.putrescine - a colorless crystalline ptomaine with a foul odor that is produced in decaying animal matter
ptomain, ptomaine - any of various amines (such as putrescine or cadaverine) formed by the action of putrefactive bacteria
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1995), nitrogen degradability in the rumen of steers, particularly by the biogenic amine (BA) putrescine (Dawson and Mayne, 1997), have negative effects on visceral organs and meat quality (Fusi et al.
The most common biogenic amines found in foods are histamine, tyramine, cadaverine, 2-phenylethylamine, spermine, sperm idi ne, putrescine, tryptamine, and agmatine.
When bacteria feeds on protein-rich diseased gum tissue, this process produces chemicals cadaverine and putrescine, which smell of rotten flesh.
The major polyamines are found in every plant cell such as; spermidine (Spd), spermine (Spm) and putrescine (Put) [6].
The basic cadaverine and putrescine, are aliphatic diamines and are causative of the odor of dead animals that originate from the amino acids, arginine and lysine by bacterial decarboxylation.
Na3, Fe(NO3)3, FeSO4, folic acid, glucose, H2Se03, HEPES, hypoxanthine, insulin human, KCI, linoleic acid, lipoic acid, MgC12, MnC12, MnSO4, myo-inositol, Na2HPO4, Na2Se03, Na2SiO3, NaC1, NaH2PO4, NaHCO3, sodium pyruvate, sodium acetate, NH4V03, NiC12, nicotinamide, phenol red, polysorbate 80, putrescine, putrescine 2HC1, pyridoxine HO, pyridoxal Ha, riboflavin, SnC12, thiamine HO, thymidine, vitamin B12 and ZnSO4.
Anchovies are associated with scombroid-poisoning due to biogenic amine contents such as histamine, putrescine and cadaverine.
Other examples of microbe-facilitated amino acid metabolism include the generation of [gamma]-amino butyric acid (GABA) from glutamate via glutamate decarboxylase (52) and the production of putrescine from ornithine.
12% sodium bicarbonate, 4 mM L-glutamine (all from Invitrogen), 100 IU/ml penicillin, 100 [micro]g/ml streptomycin, 40 [micro]g/ml fangizone, 25 mg/ml insulin, 100 mg/ml transferrin, 60 mM putrescine, 30 nM sodiumselenite, 6 mg/ml D-(1)-glucose, 30 mg/ml pyruvic acid, 1 mg/ml DL-lactic acid (all from Sigma-Aldrich), 5 mg/ml bovine albumin (ICN Biomedical, USA), 2 mM L-glutamine, 5 x [10.
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The major polyamines comprise putrescine, spennidine and spennine, which either occurs naturally or as free bases or bound to phenolics or other low molecular weight compounds or macromolecules (Galston & Kaur-sawhney, 1990).