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Keyword Tryptophan biosynthesis

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Definition

Protein involved in the synthesis of the aromatic amino acid tryptophan (Trp) in bacteria, fungi and plants from chorismate. Trp is needed to synthesize proteins and as a precursor to niacin, serotonin and melatonin.

Category

Biological process

GOi

tryptophan biosynthetic process [ GO:0000162 ]

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Tryptophan biosynthesisAromatic amino acid biosynthesisAmino-acid biosynthesisBiological process