Tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase

In enzymology, a tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

L-tryptophan + O2 N-formyl-L-kynurenine

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are L-tryptophan and O2, whereas its product is N-formyl-L-kynurenine. This enzyme participates in tryptophan metabolism.

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