aromatic d-amino acid decarboxylase
An enzyme that catalyzes the decarboxylation of l-dopa to dopamine, of l-tryptophan to tryptamine, and of l-hydroxytryptophan to serotonin; important in the biosynthetic pathway of catecholamines and melanin. SYN: dopa decarboxylase, hydroxytryptophan decarboxylase, tryptophan decarboxylase.

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