Indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase

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Indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase or IDO is an enzyme involved in the human body's metabolism of the essential amino acid tryptophan.[1]

The IDO enzyme degrades (converts) tryptophan into kynurenine, and this process is strongly linked to the IDO1 and IDO2 genes.[1][2]

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  1. 1.01.1 Bilir, Cemil; Sarisozen, Can (Jul 1, 2017). "Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO): Only an enzyme or a checkpoint controller?". Journal of Oncological Sciences. 3 (2): 52–56. doi:10.1016/j.jons.2017.04.001. ISSN 2452-3364. 
  2. National Center for Biotechnology Information (Mar 22, 2020). "IDO1 indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 [Homo sapiens (human)] - Gene - NCBI". www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved May 1, 2020. 

enzyme - a substance produced by a living organism which acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction.

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