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Aliases for ARG2 Gene

Aliases for ARG2 Gene

  • Arginase 2 2 3
  • EC 3.5.3.1 4 63
  • Kidney-Type Arginase 4
  • Non-Hepatic Arginase 4
  • Arginase, Type II 2
  • Type II Arginase 4
  • EC 3.5.3 63

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ARG2 Gene

  • GC14P065591
  • GC14P061880
  • GC14P066076
  • GC14P067156
  • GC14P068086
  • GC14P048256

Summaries for ARG2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for ARG2 Gene

  • 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. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for ARG2 Gene

ARG2 (Arginase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Carbon metabolism. An important paralog of this gene is ARG1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ARG2 Gene

  • May play a role in the regulation of extra-urea cycle arginine metabolism and also in down-regulation of nitric oxide synthesis. Extrahepatic arginase functions to regulate L-arginine bioavailability to NO synthase. Since NO synthase is found in the penile corpus cavernosum smooth muscle, the clitoral corpus cavernosum and the vagina, arginase II plays a role in both male and female sexual arousal. It is therefore a potential target for the treatment of male and female sexual arousal disorders.

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Genomics for ARG2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for ARG2 Gene

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Genomic Location for ARG2 Gene

Start:
67,619,798 bp from pter
End:
67,651,720 bp from pter
Size:
31,923 bases
Orientation:
Plus strand

Genomic View for ARG2 Gene

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Genomic Location for ARG2 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for ARG2 Gene

Proteins for ARG2 Gene

  • Protein details for ARG2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    P78540-ARGI2_HUMAN
    Recommended name:
    Arginase-2, mitochondrial
    Protein Accession:
    P78540
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2R690
    • Q6FHY8

    Protein attributes for ARG2 Gene

    Size:
    354 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    38578 Da
    Cofactor:
    Name=Mn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29035; Note=Binds 2 manganese ions per subunit.;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homotrimer.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for ARG2 Gene

neXtProt entry for ARG2 Gene

Proteomics data for ARG2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for ARG2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for ARG2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

Domains for ARG2 Gene

Gene Families for ARG2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for ARG2 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

P78540

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

ARGI2_HUMAN :
  • P78540
Family:
  • Belongs to the arginase family.
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Function for ARG2 Gene

Molecular function for ARG2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
arginase 2,expressed in extra hepatic tissues,putatively involved in nitric oxide synthesis
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
L-arginine + H(2)O = L-ornithine + urea
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
May play a role in the regulation of extra-urea cycle arginine metabolism and also in down-regulation of nitric oxide synthesis. Extrahepatic arginase functions to regulate L-arginine bioavailability to NO synthase. Since NO synthase is found in the penile corpus cavernosum smooth muscle, the clitoral corpus cavernosum and the vagina, arginase II plays a role in both male and female sexual arousal. It is therefore a potential target for the treatment of male and female sexual arousal disorders.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for ARG2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for ARG2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004053 arginase activity IMP 16128822
GO:0046872 metal ion binding IEA --
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Phenotypes for ARG2 Gene

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Animal Models for ARG2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for ARG2:

miRNA for ARG2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target ARG2

No data available for Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for ARG2 Gene

Localization for ARG2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ARG2 Gene

Mitochondrion.

Subcellular locations from

COMPARTMENTS
Jensen Localization Image for ARG2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for ARG2 gene
Compartment Confidence
mitochondrion 5
peroxisome 2
cytosol 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for ARG2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005739 mitochondrion TAS 8898077
GO:0005759 mitochondrial matrix TAS --
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Pathways for ARG2 Gene

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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P78540-ARGI2_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Nitrogen metabolism; urea cycle; L-ornithine and urea from L-arginine: step 1/1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for ARG2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000050 urea cycle TAS --
GO:0001657 ureteric bud development IEA --
GO:0006525 arginine metabolic process IEA --
GO:0006809 nitric oxide biosynthetic process TAS 8898077
GO:0006941 striated muscle contraction IEA --
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Compounds for ARG2 Gene

(5) HMDB Compounds for ARG2 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
L-Arginine
  • (S)-2-Amino-5-[(aminoiminomethyl)amino]pentanoate
74-79-3
Manganese
  • manganese
7439-96-5
Ornithine
  • (+)-S-Ornithine
70-26-8
Urea
  • Carbonyl diamine
57-13-6
Water
  • Dihydrogen oxide
7732-18-5

(3) Drugbank Compounds for ARG2 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number Type Actions PubMed IDs
L-Arginine
  • (S)-2-Amino-5-guanidinovaleric acid
74-79-3 target
L-Ornithine
  • (S)-2,5-Diaminopentanoate
70-26-8 target
S-2-(Boronoethyl)-L-Cysteine
target

(11) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for ARG2 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
s-2-(boronoethyl)-l-cysteine 94.6 3
2(s)-amino-6-boronohexanoic acid 87.4 2
ornithine 83.5 17
arginine 78.8 33
urea 71.8 12
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Transcripts for ARG2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for ARG2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for ARG2 Gene

Arginase, type II:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for ARG2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b ^ 9
SP1: -
SP2:
SP3: -
SP4:

Relevant External Links for ARG2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ARG2
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for
ARG2

Expression for ARG2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for ARG2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for ARG2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Kidney - Cortex (7.0), Pituitary (4.6), and Prostate (4.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for ARG2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Prostate (38.8), Islet of Langerhans (18.2), and Kidney (6.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for ARG2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for ARG2 Gene Hs.226007

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for ARG2 Gene

P78540-ARGI2_HUMAN
Tissue specificity: Expressed most strongly in kidney and prostate, much less strongly in the brain, skeletal muscle, placenta, lung, mammary gland, macrophage, uterus, testis and gut, but apparently not in the liver, heart and pancreas
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Orthologs for ARG2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals and fungi.

Orthologs for ARG2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
cow
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia ARG2 35
  • 90.11 (n)
  • 92.63 (a)
ARG2 36
  • 93 (a)
OneToOne
dog
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia ARG2 35
  • 91.89 (n)
  • 94.13 (a)
ARG2 36
  • 87 (a)
OneToOne
mouse
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Arg2 35
  • 85.88 (n)
  • 84.75 (a)
Arg2 16
Arg2 36
  • 84 (a)
OneToOne
chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia ARG2 35
  • 99.62 (n)
  • 100 (a)
ARG2 36
  • 100 (a)
OneToOne
rat
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Arg2 35
  • 84.93 (n)
  • 83.9 (a)
oppossum
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 74 (a)
OneToMany
-- 36
  • 80 (a)
OneToMany
platypus
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia ARG2 36
  • 85 (a)
OneToOne
chicken
(Gallus gallus)
Aves ARG2 35
  • 74.2 (n)
  • 74.58 (a)
ARG2 36
  • 77 (a)
OneToOne
lizard
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia ARG2 36
  • 73 (a)
OneToOne
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia arg2 35
  • 70.9 (n)
  • 72.88 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia MGC53991 35
zebrafish
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii arg2 35
  • 62.6 (n)
  • 62.5 (a)
wufb67g02 35
arg2 36
  • 62 (a)
OneToOne
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP008783 35
  • 48.87 (n)
  • 42.39 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta arg 35
  • 47.24 (n)
  • 42.72 (a)
arg 36
  • 38 (a)
OneToMany
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes CAR1 36
  • 36 (a)
OneToMany
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.8475 36
  • 48 (a)
OneToMany
Species with no ortholog for ARG2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for ARG2 Gene

ENSEMBL:
Gene Tree for ARG2 (if available)
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Gene Tree for ARG2 (if available)

Paralogs for ARG2 Gene

Paralogs for ARG2 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for ARG2 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

Pseudogenes.org Pseudogenes for ARG2 Gene

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Variants for ARG2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for ARG2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 14 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs1290912 -- 67,630,092(+) GTAGG(A/G)ACTCT intron-variant
rs1290913 -- 67,630,860(+) ttaca(G/T)gtgtg intron-variant
rs1290914 -- 67,632,369(+) CAATG(C/T)TTTTT intron-variant
rs1290915 -- 67,632,387(+) CTCCA(A/G)ACCAT intron-variant
rs1290916 -- 67,632,594(+) actga(G/T)aggtt intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for ARG2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv456331 CNV Gain 19166990
nsv470651 CNV Gain 18288195
nsv902066 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv902068 CNV Gain 21882294

Relevant External Links for ARG2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
ARG2
Locus Specific Mutation Databases (LSDB)
ARG2

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ARG2 Gene

Disorders for ARG2 Gene

(9) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for ARG2 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
hyperargininemia 90.8 1
erectile dysfunction 34.9 4
asthma 30.2 6
hyperplasia 14.5 1
myopathy 13.3 1

Relevant External Links for ARG2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
ARG2
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
ARG2
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Publications for ARG2 Gene

  1. Molecular cloning of cDNA for nonhepatic mitochondrial arginase (arginase II) and comparison of its induction with nitric oxide synthase in a murine macrophage-like cell line. (PMID: 8898077) Gotoh T. … Mori M. (FEBS Lett. 1996) 2 3 4 23
  2. Cloning and characterization of the human type II arginase gene. (PMID: 8954792) Vockley J.G. … Cederbaum S.D. (Genomics 1996) 2 3 4 23
  3. Human arginase II: crystal structure and physiological role in male and female sexual arousal. (PMID: 12859189) Cama E. … Christianson D.W. (Biochemistry 2003) 3 4 23
  4. Human type II arginase: sequence analysis and tissue-specific expression. (PMID: 9256072) Morris S.M. Jr. … Kepka-Lenhart D. (Gene 1997) 3 4 23
  5. Genetic polymorphisms in arginase I and II and childhood asthma and atopy. (PMID: 16387594) Li H. … London S.J. (J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2006) 3 23 48

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