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Medical Term:

kynurenine 3-monooxygenase


an enzyme catalyzing addition of a hydroxyl group to l-kynurenine, with the aid of NADPH and O2, producing 3-hydroxy-l-kynurenine, NADP+, and water; a step in the catabolism of l-tryptophan.

Synonym(s): kynurenine 3-hydroxylase

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