Current Status of the Polyamine Research Field

Methods Mol Biol. 2011;720:3-35. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-034-8_1.


This chapter provides an overview of the polyamine field and introduces the 32 other chapters that make up this volume. These chapters provide a wide range of methods, advice, and background relevant to studies of the function of polyamines, the regulation of their content, their role in disease, and the therapeutic potential of drugs targeting polyamine content and function. The methodology provided in this new volume will enable laboratories already working in this area to expand their experimental techniques and facilitate the entry of additional workers into this rapidly expanding field.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Animals, Genetically Modified
  • Biological Transport
  • Disease
  • Humans
  • Polyamines / chemistry
  • Polyamines / metabolism*
  • Research / trends*


  • Polyamines