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Descriptor in English: Spermine
Descriptor in Spanish: Espermina
Descriptor in Portuguese: Espermina
Descriptor in French: Spermine
Tree number(s): D02.092.211.415.701.801.821
D02.092.782.802
Scope note: A biogenic polyamine formed from spermidine. It is found in a wide variety of organisms and tissues and is an essential growth factor in some bacteria. It is found as a polycation at all pH values. Spermine is associated with nucleic acids, particularly in viruses, and is thought to stabilize the helical structure.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
DeCS UI: 24316
Descriptor UI: D013096
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Spermine - Preferred
Concept UI M0020288
Scope note A biogenic polyamine formed from spermidine. It is found in a wide variety of organisms and tissues and is an essential growth factor in some bacteria. It is found as a polycation at all pH values. Spermine is associated with nucleic acids, particularly in viruses, and is thought to stabilize the helical structure.
Preferred term Spermine



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