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EC 4.1.1.48     
Accepted name: indole-3-glycerol-phosphate synthase
Reaction: 1-(2-carboxyphenylamino)-1-deoxy-D-ribulose 5-phosphate = 1-C-(indol-3-yl)glycerol 3-phosphate + CO2 + H2O
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Other name(s): indoleglycerol phosphate synthetase; indoleglycerol phosphate synthase; indole-3-glycerophosphate synthase; 1-(2-carboxyphenylamino)-1-deoxy-D-ribulose-5-phosphate carboxy-lyase (cyclizing)
Systematic name: 1-(2-carboxyphenylamino)-1-deoxy-D-ribulose-5-phosphate carboxy-lyase [cyclizing; 1-C-(indol-3-yl)glycerol-3-phosphate-forming]
Comments: In some organisms, this enzyme is part of a multifunctional protein, together with one or more other components of the system for the biosynthesis of tryptophan [EC 2.4.2.18 (anthranilate phosphoribosyltransferase), EC 4.1.3.27 (anthranilate synthase), EC 4.2.1.20 (tryptophan synthase) and EC 5.3.1.24 (phosphoribosylanthranilate isomerase)].
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9031-60-1
References:
1.  Creighton, T.E. and Yanofsky, C. Indole-3-glycerol phosphate synthetase of Escherichia coli, an enzyme of the tryptophan operon. J. Biol. Chem. 241 (1966) 4616–4624. [PMID: 5332729]
2.  Creighton, T.E. and Yanofsky, C. Chorismate to tryptophan (Escherichia coli) - anthranilate synthetase, PR transferase, PRA isomerase, InGP synthetase, tryptophan synthetase. Methods Enzymol. 17A (1970) 365–380.
3.  Hütter, R., Niederberger, P. and DeMoss, J.A. Tryptophan synthetic genes in eukaryotic microorganisms. Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 40 (1986) 55–77. [PMID: 3535653]
[EC 4.1.1.48 created 1972]
 
 


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