Argininosuccinic acid

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Argininosuccinic acid
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Names
IUPAC name
N-[{[(4S)-4-amino-4-carboxybutyl]amino}(imino)methyl]-L-aspartic acid
Identifiers
2387-71-5 N
ChemSpider 16059 YesY
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PubChem 16950
Properties
C10H18N4O6
Molar mass 290.27 g·mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Argininosuccinic acid is a chemical compound that is a basic amino acid.

Reactions[edit]

Some cells synthesize argininosuccinic acid from citrulline and 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 is a precursor to fumarate in the citric acid cycle via argininosuccinate lyase.

Synonyms[edit]

Argininosuccinate

See also[edit]