"Tryptophanase" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-tryptophan and water to indole, pyruvate, and ammonia. It is a pyridoxal-phosphate protein, requiring K+. It also catalyzes 2,3-elimination and beta-replacement reactions of some indole-substituted tryptophan analogs of L-cysteine, L-serine, and other 3-substituted amino acids. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC 22.214.171.124.
- Tryptophan Indole-Lyase
- Indole-Lyase, Tryptophan
- Tryptophan Indole Lyase
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