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Description L-tryptophan decarboxylase
Alternative names psiD (gene name);
TDC (gene name)
Catalyzed reaction L-tryptophan = tryptamine + CO(2).
Cofactor Pyridoxal-phosphate or pyruvate.
Comments -!- The enzyme has been characterized from bacteria, plants, and fungi. Unlike EC, aromatic-L-amino-acid decarboxylase, this enzyme is specific for L-typtophan.
The L-Trp decarboxylase from the fungus Psilocybe (involved in the biosynthesis of the psychotropic psilocybin) is PLP-independent and presumably requires a pyruvoyl group.
Organisms -Eubacteria -Plants -Fungi


Links Enzyme (activities)
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KEGG (pathways)
PLPMDB (PLP mutants)
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last changed 2019/06/21 13:13

B6db activities