Cadaverine

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de:Cadaverin Cadaverine is a foul-smelling polyamine produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. Cadaverine is a toxic diamine with the formula NH2(CH2)5NH2, which is similar to putrescine. Cadaverine is also known by the names 1,5-pentanediamine and pentamethylenediamine. Cadaverine is the decarboxylation product of the amino acid lysine.

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It is not purely associated with putrefaction though. It is also produced in small quantities by living beings. It is partially responsible for the distinctive smell of semen.

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