IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: argininosuccinate lyase

Reaction: 2-(Nω-L-arginino)succinate = fumarate + L-arginine

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Other name(s): arginosuccinase; argininosuccinic acid lyase; arginine-succinate lyase; N-(L-argininosuccinate) arginine-lyase; ω-N-(L-arginino)succinate arginine-lyase

Systematic name: 2-(Nω-L-arginino)succinate arginine-lyase (fumarate-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9027-34-3


1. Davison, D.C. and Elliott, W.H. Enzymic reaction between arginine and fumarate in plant and animal tissue. Nature 169 (1952) 313-314. [PMID: 14910762]

[EC created 1961]

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