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ENZYME entry: EC 4.3.1.31

Accepted Name
L-tryptophan ammonia lyase.
Reaction catalysed
L-tryptophan <=> 3-indoleacrylate + ammonia
Comment(s)
  • The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Rubrivivax benzoatilyticus JA2, requires no cofactors.
  • It acts on L-phenylalanine and L-glutamate with about 60% of the activity with L-tryptophan, and on L-tyrosine, glycine, and L-alanine with about 30% of the activity.
Cross-references
BRENDA4.3.1.31
EC2PDB4.3.1.31
ExplorEnz4.3.1.31
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles4.3.1.31
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature4.3.1.31
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature4.3.1.31
IntEnz4.3.1.31
MEDLINEFind literature relating to 4.3.1.31
MetaCyc4.3.1.31

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