Catalyzes the cleavage of the pyrrol ring of tryptophan and incorporates both atoms of a molecule of oxygen. Belongs to the indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Molecular Function: electron carrier activity; heme binding; indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activity; metal ion binding; tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase activity
Biological Process: cytokine production during acute inflammatory response; female pregnancy; immune system process; multicellular organismal response to stress; negative regulation of interleukin-10 production; negative regulation of T cell proliferation; positive regulation of chronic inflammatory response; positive regulation of interleukin-12 production; positive regulation of T cell tolerance induction; positive regulation of T-helper 2 type immune response; regulation of activated T cell proliferation; response to lipopolysaccharide; tryptophan catabolic process; tryptophan catabolic process to kynurenine
LTP: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.