OBO ID: GO:0097055
Term Name: agmatine biosynthetic process Search Ontology:
  • agmatine anabolism
  • agmatine biosynthesis
  • agmatine formation
  • agmatine synthesis
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of agmatine ((4-aminobutyl)guanidine, NH2-CH2-CH2-CH2-CH2-NH-C(-NH2)(=NH)). Agmatine is the decarboxylation product of the amino acid arginine and is an intermediate in polyamine biosynthesis. It is synthesized in the brain, stored in synaptic vesicles, accumulated by uptake, released by membrane depolarization, and inactivated by agmatinase.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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