MetaCyc Enzyme: arginase

Gene: arginase Accession Number: AT4G08900 (MetaCyc)

Synonyms: AT408900, AT4G08900

Species: Arabidopsis thaliana col

A Arabidopsis thaliana cDNA clone was recovered by complementation of an arginase deficient yeast mutant. The isolates of the complemented mutant produced urea in the presence of L-arginine, indicating that the ariginase was present. This enzyme catalyzes the conversion of arginine to ornithine and it occurs as a single copy in the Arabidopsis thaliana genome [Krumpelman95].

Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 37.3 kD (from nucleotide sequence), 37.3 kD (experimental) [Krumpelman95 ]

pI: 6.52 [Krumpelman95]

Unification Links: PhylomeDB:P46637 , Pride:P46637 , Protein Model Portal:P46637 , SMR:P46637 , String:3702.AT4G08900.1-P , UniProt:P46637

Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR006035 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR020855 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR023696 , Panther:IN-FAMILY:PTHR11358 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF00491 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS01053 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS51409

Gene-Reaction Schematic: ?

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Created 21-Jul-2009 by Pujar A , Boyce Thompson Institute

Enzymatic reaction of: arginase

EC Number:

L-arginine + H2O <=> urea + L-ornithine

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.

This reaction is reversible.

In Pathways: superpathway of L-citrulline metabolism , putrescine biosynthesis IV , L-arginine degradation I (arginase pathway) , L-Nδ-acetylornithine biosynthesis


Krumpelman95: Krumpelman PM, Freyermuth SK, Cannon JF, Fink GR, Polacco JC (1995). "Nucleotide sequence of Arabidopsis thaliana arginase expressed in yeast." Plant Physiol 107(4);1479-80. PMID: 7770544

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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