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Tryptophan Hydroxylase MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Tryptophan Hydroxylase
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Scope Note
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydroxylation of TRYPTOPHAN to 5-HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN in the presence of NADPH and molecular oxygen. It is important in the biosynthesis of SEROTONIN.
Entry Term(s)
Tryptophan Monooxygenase
CAS Type 1 Name
L-tryptophan,tetrahydropteridine:oxygen oxidoreductase (5-hydroxylating)
Previous Indexing
Hydroxylases (1966-1972)
See Also
Tryptophan Oxygenase
Public MeSH Note
78; was see under HYDROXYLASES 1975-77
History Note
78(73); was see under HYDROXYLASES 1975-77
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