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Hydroxytryptophan decarboxylase

Hydroxytryptophan decarboxylase --> aromatic d-amino-acid decarboxylase

(Science: enzyme) An enzyme that catalyses 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.

Synonym: dopa decarboxylase, hydroxytryptophan decarboxylase, tryptophan decarboxylase.


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