putrescine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin putrescere Date: 1887 a crystalline slightly poisonous ptomaine C4H12N2 that occurs in small amounts in virtually all living things

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  • Putrescine — Formule semi développée de la putrescine. Général Nom IUPAC butane 1,4 diamine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • putrescine — [ pytresin ] n. f. • 1903; de putrescent ♦ Biochim. Polyamine d odeur nauséabonde, formée lors de la putréfaction des cadavres sous l action d enzymes bactériennes. ● putrescine nom féminin Substance qui se forme dans la putréfaction des cadavres …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • putrescine — [pyo͞o tres′ēn, pyo͞o tres′in] n. 〚< L putrescere (see PUTRESCENT) + INE3〛 a foul smelling compound, NH2 (CH2) 4NH2, produced by bacterial fermentation of protein and in the normal metabolism of mammals: it is a precursor of spermine * * * …   Universalium

  • putrescine — [pyo͞o tres′ēn, pyo͞o tres′in] n. [< L putrescere (see PUTRESCENT) + INE3] a foul smelling compound, NH2 (CH2) 4NH2, produced by bacterial fermentation of protein and in the normal metabolism of mammals: it is a precursor of spermine …   English World dictionary

  • Putrescine — Chembox new ImageFile=Diaminobutane.png ImageSize= ImageName=Putrescine ImageFile1=Putrescine stickAndBall.png ImageSize1= ImageName1=Putrescine 3D IUPACName=butane 1,4 diamine OtherNames= Section1= Chembox Identifiers CASNo=110 60 1 PubChem=1045 …   Wikipedia

  • putrescine — putrescinas statusas T sritis chemija formulė H₂N(CH₂)₄NH₂ atitikmenys: angl. putrescine rus. путресцин ryšiai: sinonimas – tetrametilendiaminas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • putrescine — A dibasic amine associated with putrifying tissue. Associates strongly with DNA. Has been suggested as a growth factor for mammalian cells in culture. Metabolic precursor of the polyamines spermine and spermidine …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • putrescine — noun A diamine, NH(CH)NH (1,4 diaminobutane or butanediamine). It is produced by the breakdown of amino acids in living and dead organisms …   Wiktionary

  • putrescine — 1,4 Diaminobutane; a poisonous polyamine formed from the amino acid arginine during putrefaction; found in urine and feces; in certain cells, p. is a precursor to γ aminobutyrate. * * * pu·tres·cine tres .ēn n a crystalline slightly poisonous… …   Medical dictionary

  • putrescine — n. foul smelling chemical substance found in decaying tissue (Biochemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

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