urea cycle

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Related to N-acetylglutamate synthetase: carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 deficiency, N-Acetylglutamic acid

urea cycle

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(Biochemistry) the sequence of metabolic reactions leading in vertebrates to the synthesis of urea
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These enzymes are carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 (CPS1), ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC), argininosuccinate synthetase (ASS), argininosuccinate lyase (ASL), arginase and N-acetylglutamate synthetase.
Inhibition by propionyl-coenzyme A of N-acetylglutamate synthetase in rat liver mitochondria: a possible explanation for hyperammonemia in propionic and methylmalonic acidemia.

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