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Polyamines are essential cell constituents whose depletion results in growth cessation. Here we have investigated potential mechanisms of action of polyamines in supporting mammalian cell proliferation. We demonstrate that polyamines regulate translation both at the initiation and at the elongation steps. L-alpha-difluoromethylornithine treatment resulting(More)
Polyamines are small organic polycations that are absolutely required for cell growth and proliferation; yet the basis for this requirement is mostly unknown. Here, we combined a genome-wide expression profiling with biochemical analysis to reveal the molecular basis for inhibited proliferation of polyamine-depleted cells. Transcriptional responses(More)
Mammalian antizyme (mAz) is a central element of a feedback circuit regulating cellular polyamines by accelerating ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) degradation and inhibiting polyamine uptake. Although yeast antizyme (yAz) stimulates the degradation of yeast ODC (yODC), we show here that it has only a minor effect on polyamine uptake by yeast cells. A segment(More)
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