L-tryptophan
noun Date: 1949 the levorotatory form of tryptophan that is a precursor of serotonin and was used formerly as a dietary supplement especially to promote sleep and relieve depression

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  • l-tryptophan — ¦ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Usage: usually capitalized L : the levorotatory form of tryptophan that is a precursor of serotonin and was used formerly as a dietary supplement especially to promote sleep and relieve depression …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Tryptophan — NatOrganicBox name=( S ) 2 Amino 3 (1H indol 3 yl) propionic acid PubChem = 6305 CAS = 73 22 3 SMILES = N [C@@H] (Cc1c2ccccc2n( [H] )c1)C(O)=O C=11 | H=12 | N=2 | O=2 mass=204.225 g/molTryptophan (abbreviated as Trp or W) [cite web | author=IUPAC …   Wikipedia

  • Tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase — In enzymology, a tryptophan 2,3 dioxygenase (EC number|1.13.11.11) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction:L tryptophan + O2 ightleftharpoons N formyl L kynurenineThus, the two substrates of this enzyme are L tryptophan and O2, whereas… …   Wikipedia

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