The plant enzyme also catalyses the reactions of EC 18.104.22.168 (ornithine carbamoyltransferase), EC 22.214.171.124 (putrescine carbamoyltransferase) and EC 126.96.36.199 (carbamate kinase), thus functioning as a putrescine synthase, converting agmatine and ornithine into putrescine and citrulline, respectively.
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