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Keyword - Tyrosine catabolism (KW-0828)


Protein involved in the degradation of the aromatic amino acid tyrosine. In mammals, tyrosine degradation is catalyzed by a series of 5 enzymatic reactions which yield acetoacetate (ketogenic) and the Krebs cycle intermediate fumarate (glucogenic).


Biological process


tyrosine catabolic process [ GO:0006572 ]


Tyrosine catabolismBiological process
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