In higher and lower plants, polyamines regulate cell division and differentiation, dormancy-break and senescence, homeostatic adjustments in response to external stimuli and stresses; more recently, their involvement in allergy has also been reported. Polyamines are present in free and bound form and their effects in plants have been studied by several authors although their mechanism of action is only partially known. This paper gives an overview of bound polyamines and specifically proteinconjugated polyamines via the action of transglutaminase and provides some insights into the molecular mechanisms by which polyamines exert some of their action.

Interpreting the action of polyamines: the role of transglutaminase

SERAFINI FRACASSINI, DONATELLA;IORIO, ROSA ANNA;DEL DUCA, STEFANO
2009

Abstract

In higher and lower plants, polyamines regulate cell division and differentiation, dormancy-break and senescence, homeostatic adjustments in response to external stimuli and stresses; more recently, their involvement in allergy has also been reported. Polyamines are present in free and bound form and their effects in plants have been studied by several authors although their mechanism of action is only partially known. This paper gives an overview of bound polyamines and specifically proteinconjugated polyamines via the action of transglutaminase and provides some insights into the molecular mechanisms by which polyamines exert some of their action.
Biologically Active Amines and Related Enzymes: Biochemical, Physiological and Clinical Aspects
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Della Mea M.; Serafini-Fracassini D.; Iorio R.; Del Duca S
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