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Medical Term:

argininosuccinate lyase

Pronunciation: ar′ji-ni-nō-sŭk′si-nāt lī′ās


An enzyme cleaving l-argininosuccinate nonhydrolytically to produce l-arginine and fumarate; a deficiency of this enzyme leads to argininosuccinoaciduria; catalyzes a step in the urea cycle.

Synonym(s): argininosuccinase

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