Polyamines are essential for many biological processes in all organisms. Here we show a current landscape
of studies and strategies implemented for the study of polyamine metabolism, as well as molecular aspects
that implicate the role of key enzymes, transport proteins, inhibitors, and the study of novel molecules as potential
therapeutic targets. This review focused on the synthesis, interconversion and function of these molecules in
Trichomonas vaginalis, a common sexually transmitted parasite of humans.
Keywords: Hypusination machinery, ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), polyamines, polyamine oxidase (PAO), putrescine, spermine, spermidine,
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