If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
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Synonyms: complete aromatic amino acid biosynthesis, aromatic amino acid biosynthesis
|Superclasses:||Biosynthesis → Amino Acids Biosynthesis|
The aromatic amino acids L-phenylalanine, L-tyrosine and L-tryptophan are biosynthesized from the principal common precursor chorismate. The conversion of chorismate to prephenate leads to the terminal pathways of L-phenylalanine and L-tyrosine biosynthesis. The conversion of chorismate to anthranilate leads to the biosynthesis of L-tryptophan. chorismate is also the precursor for biosynthesis of other essential compunds, as shown in the superpathway of chorismate metabolism. Reviewed in Pittard, J. and J. Yang (2008) "Biosynthesis of the Aromatic Aminio Acids." EcoSal 184.108.40.206 [ECOSAL].
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