aromatic d-amino acid decarboxylase

(redirected from tryptophan decarboxylase)

ar·o·mat·ic d-a·mino ac·id de·car·box·yl·ase

(ar'ō-mat'ik dē a-mē'nō as'id dē'kar-boks'i-lās),
An enzyme that catalyzes the decarboxylation of l-dopa to dopamine, of l-tryptophan to tryptamine, and of l-hydroxytryptophan to serotonin; important in the biosynthetic pathway of catecholamines and melanin.

ar·o·mat·ic d-a·mi·no ac·id de·car·box·y·lase

(ār'ō-mat'ik ă-mē'nō as'id dē'kahr-bok'sil-ās)
An enzyme that catalyzes the decarboxylation of l-dopa to dopamine, of l-tryptophan to tryptamine, and of l-hydroxytryptophan to serotonin; important in the biosynthetic pathway of catecholamines and melanin.
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Nicotiana tabacum (tobacco) were developed expressing protease inhibitors from Manduca sexta or the enzyme tryptophan decarboxylase from Catharanthus roseus (periwinkle).