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MP Biomedicals™ Arginase from Bovine Liver

Major degradative enzyme for arginine that converts arginine to ornithine

Manufacturer:  MP Biomedicals™ 0210027710

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Catalog No. ICN10027710

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The enzyme participates in the Krebs-Henseleit urea cycle. It is most highly concentrated in mammalian liver and also present in mammary glands.

  • Synonyms: L-arginine amidinase, L-arginine amidino-hydrolase
  • CAS Number: 9000-96-8
  • EC Number: 232-570-3
  • MDL Number: MFCD00081368
  • Format: Brown powder
  • Specific Activity: ~20U/mg
  • Extinction Coefficient E1%: 278nm
  • pH: Optimum pH: 10 (Mn2+ activated)
  • Dissolves readily at 1mg/mL in 0.05M Manganese maleate (pH 7.0) to give clear pale brown solution
  • Soluble in distilled water or diluted buffer



Hg2+, Ag2+, Zn2+
Bovine liver
115000 to 120000
Converts Arginine to Ornithine, deficiency is associated with spasticity and motor dysfunction
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