Talk:Tryptophan synthase

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Technical term[edit]

Is it true the technical term or scientific name for this is 1500-2000 characters long? If so, that would make an interesting note. Gohst 10:02, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

There's a way of naming peptide by their amino acid composition but it is not a technical or scientific name, that would be unpractical, the technical term or scientific name for Tryptophan synthase is Tryptophan synthase and nothing else. Anyway, the naming of a protein by its amino acid sequence is not reliable as proteins vary in sequence according to which organism they belong to and within an organism there are variations between homologues. Blastwizard 11:32, 20 October 2006 (UTC)


You could go to the website http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-imm1.htm for the scientific name mentioned by the User: Gohst

The article you refer to says exactly the same thing as what I said on the subject in past and archived discussions on the topic, maybe it was valid in the 60's when protein sequencing was in its infancy but is no longer relevant nowadays just anecdotal at best.Blastwizard 13:59, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Can anybody find the Chemical Abstracts citation for the full name? It is reputedly the longest name ever published in a scientific journal. Dbromage [Talk] 02:20, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Once and for all, could people stop with this troll, it is unencyclopedic, even if someone published something like that; it is not worth mentioning in wiki. (I know proteins of 8,000 residues that I could automatically name with IUPAC conventions and publish the name to make TRP synthase name look ridiculously small, but I wouldn't like to make a fool of myself). Please read my previous comment in this discussion. Thanks Blastwizard 20:55, 16 August 2007 (UTC)
I am not trolling, I am asking a serious question. Which issue of Chemical Abstracts contained the full name? Dbromage [Talk] 00:11, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
The CAS number for tryptophane synthase is 9014-52-2 it does not make the subject of this name more interesting, there was a long discussion on why this long name was not worth of mentioning in wikipedia but it has been archived, so sorry if I bite your head but I had enough of this joke about the longest name for a chemical compound.I doubt the chemical abstract uses the name based on residue composition for tryptophan synthase. Blastwizard 07:15, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Is it worth going into more detail on the enzymatic mechanism? Nothing has been mentioned with regards to the COMM domain or the quinolidine type intermediates. I realise this article is fairly low in importance but is it worth writing a more up to date and indepth analysis? Bennyboyr 12.26, 3 March 2011 (GMT)