Sequence of this protein is as follows: MSLRGSLSRL LQTRVHSILK KSVHSVAVIG APFSQGQKRK GVEHGPAAIR EAGLMKRLSS LGCHLKDFGD LSFTPVPKDD LYNNLIVNPR SVGLANQELA EVVSRAVSDG YSCVTLGGDH SLAIGTISGH ARHCPDLCVV WVDAHADINT PLTTSSGNLH GQPVSFLLRE LQDKVPQLPG FSWIKPCISS ASIVYIGLRD VDPPEHFILK NYDIQYFSMR DIDRLGIQKV MERTFDLLIG KRQRPIHLSF DIDAFDPTLA PATGTPVVGG LTYREGMYIA EEIHNTGLLS ALDLVEVNPQ LATSEEEAKT TANLAVDVIA SSFGQTREGG HIVYDQLPTP SSPDESENQA RVRI
Arginase catalyzes the hydrolysis of arginine to ornithine and urea. At least two isoforms of mammalian arginase exists (types I and II) which differ in their tissue distribution, subcellular localization, immunologic crossreactivity and physiologic function. The type II isoform encoded by this gene, is located in the mitochondria and expressed in extra-hepatic tissues, especially kidney. The physiologic role of this isoform is poorly understood; it is thought to play a role in nitric oxide and polyamine metabolism. Transcript variants of the type II gene resulting from the use of alternative polyadenylation sites have been described.
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Protein Aliases: Arginase II; arginase, type II; Arginase-2, mitochondrial; kidney arginase; Kidney-type arginase; L-arginine amidinohydrolase; L-arginine ureahydrolase; Non-hepatic arginase; nonhepatic arginase; Type II arginase
Gene Aliases: ARG2
UniProt ID: (Human) P78540
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 384
Molecular Function: hydrolase