argininosuccinase -->
argininosuccinate lyase
medical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> An enzyme of the urea cycle which splits argininosuccinate to fumarate plus arginine. Its absence leads to the metabolic disease argininosuccinic acidemia in man.

Chemical name: N-(L-Argininosuccinate) arginine-lyase

Registry number: EC 4.3.2.1

(12 Dec 1998)