Abbreviations used: ODC; ornithine decarboxylase; AdoMetDC, S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase; SSAT, spermidine/spermine-N1-acetyltransferase; PAO, polyamine oxidase; AZ, antizyme; ES, embryonic stem; K5, K6 and K14, keratins 5, 6 and 14; DMBA, 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene; DFMO, α-difluoromethylornithine; ERK, extracellular-signal-regulated protein kinase; MEK, mitogen-activated protein kinase/ERK kinase; NMBA, N-nitrosomethylbenzylamine.

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678th Meeting of the Biochemical Society, held at Imperial College, London, 16–18 December 2002