Ornithine Decarboxylase


Carboxy-lyase, Ornithine

Decarboxylase, Ornithine

L-Ornithine carboxy-lyase

Ornithine Carboxy lyase

Ornithine Carboxy-lyase

A pyridoxal-phosphate protein, believed to be the rate-limiting compound in the biosynthesis of polyamines. It catalyzes the decarboxylation of ornithine to form putrescine, which is then linked to a propylamine moiety of decarboxylated S-adenosylmethionine to form spermidine.