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Official Full Name
ornithine decarboxylase antizyme 1
Background
Ornithine decarboxylase catalyzes the conversion of ornithine to putrescine in the first and apparently rate-limiting step in polyamine biosynthesis. The ornithine decarboxylase antizymes play a role in the regulation of polyamine synthesis by binding to and inhibiting ornithine decarboxylase. Antizyme expression is auto-regulated by polyamine-enhanced translational frameshifting. The antizyme encoded by this gene inhibits ornithine decarboxylase and accelerates its degradation.
Synonyms
OAZ1; ornithine decarboxylase antizyme 1; OAZ; antizyme 1; AZI; MGC138338; ODC-Az