name: spermine metabolic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways involving spermine, a polybasic amine found in human sperm, in ribosomes and in some viruses, which is involved in nucleic acid packaging. Synthesis is regulated by ornithine decarboxylase which plays a key role in control of DNA replication." [GOC:curators]
synonym: "spermine metabolism" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0006595 ! polyamine metabolic process
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