Inhibition of Ornithine Decarboxylase and Growth of the Fungus Helminthosporium maydis.

@article{Birecka1986InhibitionOO,
  title={Inhibition of Ornithine Decarboxylase and Growth of the Fungus Helminthosporium maydis.},
  author={H Birecka and M. O. Garraway and R J Baumann and Peter P. McCann},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={798-800}
}
alpha-dl-Difluoromethylornithine (DFMO), a specific enzyme-activated inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase, at 0.5 to 2.0 millimolar significantly inhibited mycelial growth and especially sporulation of Helminthosporium maydis in the dark; its inhibitory effect on sporulation was greatly increased under light conditions. Putrescine at 0.25 millimolar fully prevented the inhibitory effects of DFMO; the inhibition caused by the latter could not be prevented by cadaverine or CaCl(2). alpha-dl… CONTINUE READING

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