Association of serum arginase I with L-arginine, 3-nitrotyrosine, and exhaled nitric oxide in healthy Japanese workers

K. Ogino, D. H. Wang, M. Kubo, Y. Obase, H. Setiawan, F. Yan, H. Takahashi, R. Zhang, Y. Tsukiyama, J. Yoshida, Y. Zou

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The associations of serum arginase I with serum L-arginine, serum 3-nitrotyrosine, and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) were evaluated cross-sectionally in healthy Japanese workers. The serum median (minimum-maximum) levels of arginase I, 3-nitrotyrosine, and FENO in healthy people (n = 130) were 14.6 (0.94-108.1) ng/mL, 81.0 (0.27-298.6) pmol/mg protein, and 14.0 (5.0-110.0) parts per billion, respectively. Significant correlations of arginase I with FENO, L-arginine, 3-nitrotyrosine, and percent predicted forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1 (% predicted)) were observed, and correlations of FENO with immunoglobulin E (IgE), NOx, arginase I, and sex and allergy were also observed. By multiple regression analysis, arginase I showed positive associations with FENO and 3-nitrotyrosine, and a negative association with L-arginine; and FENO showed positive associations with IgE and NO2- + NO3- (NOx), and a negative association with L-arginine, as well as an association with sex. Moreover, logistic regression analysis showed linear inverse associations of arginase I and 3-nitrotyrosine with L-arginine, and showed linear positive associations of FENO with IgE and NOx. It was concluded that serum arginase I might regulate serum L-arginine and 3-nitrotyrosine via L-arginine, and that IgE or NOx might regulate FENO in a healthy Japanese population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-145
Number of pages9
JournalFree Radical Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • 3-nitrotyrosine
  • Arginase I
  • Fractional exhaled nitric oxide
  • L-arginine
  • Population study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry


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