EC - Arginine deiminase

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Accepted name:
arginine deiminase
Other names:
L-arginine deiminase
arginine dihydrolase
citrulline iminase
Systematic name:
L-arginine iminohydrolase



Also acts on canavanine.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ERGO , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , NIST 74 , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0016990
CAS Registry Number: 9027-98-9
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (148) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Oginsky, E.L. and Gehrig, R.F.
    The arginine dihydrolase system of Streptococcus faecalis. II. Properties of arginine dihydrolase.
    J. Biol. Chem. 198 : 799-805 (1952).
  2. Petrack, B., Sullivan, L. and Ratner, S.
    Behavior of purified arginine desiminase from S. faecalis.
    Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 69 : 186-197 (1957).
  3. Ratner, S.
    Urea synthesis and metabolism of arginine and citrulline.
    Adv. Enzymol. Relat. Subj. Biochem. 15 : 319-387 (1954).

[EC created 1961]