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Substance Name: Arginase
RN: 9000-96-8


  • A ureahydrolase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of arginine or canavanine to yield L-ornithine (ORNITHINE) and urea. Deficiency of this enzyme causes HYPERARGININEMIA. EC

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Code

  • TSCA Flag XU (Exempt from Reporting under Chemical Data Reporting Rule)
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Names and Synonyms

MeSH Heading

  • Arginase


  • Arginase
  • Arginine transamidinase
  • Canavanase
  • EINECS 232-570-3
  • L-Arginase
  • L-Arginine amidinohydrolase
  • Proclavaminate amidino hydrolase
  • Proclavaminic acid amidino hydrolase

Systematic Name

  • Arginase

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9000-96-8

Other Registry Number

  • 9047-63-6

System Generated Number

  • 0009000968