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Substance Name: Tryptophan Synthase
RN: 9014-52-2


  • An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-serine and 1-(indol-3-yl)glycerol 3-phosphate to L-tryptophan and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate. It is a pyridoxal phosphate protein that also catalyzes the conversion of serine and indole into tryptophan and water and of indoleglycerol phosphate into indole and glyceraldehyde phosphate. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Tryptophan Synthase

MeSH Heading

  • Tryptophan Synthase


  • Synthase, tryptophan
  • Synthetase, tryptophan
  • Tryptophan synthetase

Systematic Name

  • L-Serine hydro-lyase (adding indoleglycerol-phosphate)

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9014-52-2

System Generated Number

  • 0009014522