Tryptophanase

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are L-tryptophan and H2O, whereas its 3 products are indole, pyruvate, and NH3. This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically in the `catch-all` class of carbon-carbon lyases. The systematic name of this enzyme class is L-tryptophan indole-lyase (deaminating; pyruvate-forming). Other names in c.....
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tryptophanase

<enzyme> An enzyme that catalyses the conversion of l-tryptophan and water to indole, pyruvate, and ammonia. It is a pyridoxal-phosphate protein, requiring k+. It also catalyses 2,3-elimination and beta-replacement reactions of some indole-substituted tryptophan analogs of l-cysteine, l-serine, and other 3-substituted amino acids. ... Chemica...
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tryptophanase

Type: Term Pronunciation: trip′to-fă-nās Definitions: 1. An enzyme found in bacteria that catalyzes the cleavage of l-tryptophan to indole, pyruvic acid, and ammonia; pyridoxal phosphate is a coenzyme. Synonyms: tryptophan 2, 3-dioxygenase
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