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Tryptophan Oxygenase

A dioxygenase with specificity for the oxidation of the indoleamine ring of TRYPTOPHAN. It is a LIVER-specific enzyme that is the first and rate limiting enzyme in the kynurenine pathway of TRYPTOPHAN catabolism.

Year introduced: 1968(1965)

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Tree Number(s): D08.811.682.690.416.722

MeSH Unique ID: D014366

Registry Number: EC

Entry Terms:

  • Oxygenase, Tryptophan
  • Tryptophan 2,3-Dioxygenase
  • 2,3-Dioxygenase, Tryptophan
  • Tryptophan 2,3 Dioxygenase
  • TDO Dioxygenase
  • Dioxygenase, TDO
  • Tryptophan Pyrrolase
  • Pyrrolase, Tryptophan

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