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Medical Term:

polyamine oxidase


an enzyme of liver peroxisomes that uses molecular oxygen to oxidize spermine to spermidine and spermidine to putrescine, in both cases also producing H2O2 and ß-aminopropionaldehyde; a part of the catabolic pathway of polyamines.

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