MetaCyc Reaction:

Superclasses: Reactions Classified By Conversion TypeSimple ReactionsChemical Reactions
Reactions Classified By SubstrateSmall-Molecule Reactions

EC Number:

Enzymes and Genes:

Agrobacterium tumefaciens: arginaseInferred from experiment: arcA
Arabidopsis thaliana col: arginaseInferred from experiment: arginase
Bacillus subtilis: arginaseInferred from experiment: rocF
Homo sapiens: arginase 1Inferred from experiment: ARG1
arginase 2Inferred from experiment: ARG2
Saccharomyces cerevisiae: arginaseInferred from experiment: CAR1
Solanum lycopersicum: arginaseInferred from experiment: ARG1
arginaseInferred from experiment: ARG2

In Pathway: urea cycle, L-arginine degradation VI (arginase 2 pathway), L-arginine degradation VII (arginase 3 pathway), putrescine biosynthesis IV, L-arginine degradation I (arginase pathway), L-citrulline biosynthesis, L-Nδ-acetylornithine biosynthesis

The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.

Mass balance status: Balanced.

Enzyme Commission Primary Name: arginase

Enzyme Commission Synonyms: arginine amidinase, canavanase, L-arginase, arginine transamidinase

Standard Gibbs Free Energy (ΔrG in kcal/mol): -3.572998Inferred by computational analysis [Latendresse13]

Enzyme Commission Summary:
Also hydrolyses α-N-substituted L-arginines and canavanine.

Citations: [Bach61 , Cabello61, Dumitru73, Greenberg56, Greenberg60]

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Unification Links: KEGG:R00551, Rhea:20569

Relationship Links: BRENDA:EC:, ENZYME:EC:, IUBMB-ExplorEnz:EC:, UniProt:RELATED-TO:O49046, UniProt:RELATED-TO:O68051, UniProt:RELATED-TO:O76895, UniProt:RELATED-TO:P00812, UniProt:RELATED-TO:P05089, UniProt:RELATED-TO:P07824, UniProt:RELATED-TO:P14012, UniProt:RELATED-TO:P33280, UniProt:RELATED-TO:P37818, UniProt:RELATED-TO:P39138, UniProt:RELATED-TO:P40906, UniProt:RELATED-TO:P49900, UniProt:RELATED-TO:P53608, UniProt:RELATED-TO:P72703, UniProt:RELATED-TO:Q7M0Z3, UniProt:RELATED-TO:Q10066


Bach61: Bach SJ, Killip JD (1961). "Studies on the purification and the kinetic properties of arginase from beef, sheep and horse liver." Biochim Biophys Acta 47;336-43. PMID: 13685626

Cabello61: Cabello J, Basilio C, Prajoux V (1961). "Kinetic properties of erythrocyte- and liver arginase." Biochim Biophys Acta 48;148-52. PMID: 13689647

Dumitru73: Dumitru IF (1973). "Study of L-arginine amidinohydrolase from vegetable origin. Purification, crystallization and molecular weight." Acta Vitaminol Enzymol 27(5);207-10. PMID: 4801830

Greenberg56: Greenberg DM, Bagot AE, Roholt OA (1956). "Liver arginase. III. Properties of highly purified arginase." Arch Biochem Biophys 62(2);446-53. PMID: 13328133

Greenberg60: Greenberg, D.M (1960). "Arginase." The Enzymes, 2nd edn, vol. 4, Academic Press, New York.

Latendresse13: Latendresse M. (2013). "Computing Gibbs Free Energy of Compounds and Reactions in MetaCyc."

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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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