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(kī-nū-ren'i-nās), [MIM*605197]
A liver enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of the l-kynurenine side chain, with the formation of anthranilic acid and l-alanine; a participant in l-tryptophan metabolism.
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Kynureninase is a novel candidate gene for hypertension in spontaneously hypertensive rats.
Examples of B6 dependent enzymes are the aminotransferases, which are central in amino acid metabolism, and kynureninase, which is required for the conversion of tryptophan to niacin.