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 (är′jə-nās′, -nāz)
An enzyme found primarily in the liver that catalyzes the hydrolysis of arginine to form urea and ornithine.

[From German Arginin, arginine; see arginine.]
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an enzyme which hydrolyses arginine into ornithine and urea
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(ˈɑr dʒəˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz)

a liver enzyme that converts arginine to urea.
[1900–05; < German; see arginine, -ase]
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Additionally, the expression of the following four macrophage polarization markers transglutaminase 2 (Tgm2), arginase 1 (Arg1), chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 9 (Cxcl9), and nitric oxide synthase 2 (Nos2) was also assessed (example gating schema in Supplementary Figure 8).