My watch list  

Argininosuccinic acid

Argininosuccinic acid

Systematic (IUPAC) name
amino]methylidene]amino]pentanoic acid
PubChem         124769
Chemical data
Formula C10H18N4O6 
Molar mass 290.273
Complete data

Arginosuccinic acid is a chemical compound that belongs to the class of the amino acids.


Some cells synthesize it from citrulline, aspartic acid and use it as a precursor for arginine in the urea cycle or Citrulline-NO cycle. The enzyme that catalyzes the reaction is argininosuccinate synthetase.

Argininosuccinic acid also forms Fumarate in the Citric Acid Cycle, via argininosuccinate lyase.

See also

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Argininosuccinic_acid". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE