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Information on EC 4.3.1.31 - L-tryptophan ammonia lyase

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     4 Lyases
         4.3 Carbon-nitrogen lyases
             4.3.1 Ammonia-lyases
                4.3.1.31 L-tryptophan ammonia lyase
IUBMB Comments
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.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Rubrivivax benzoatilyticus
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L-tryptophan = 3-indoleacrylate + NH3
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