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- n. An intermediate in the metabolism of tyrosine.
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Yet the PCP pathway was cobbled together out of two enzymes that broke down dicholrophenol which is produced by fungi, and a mutation of maleylacetoacetate isomerase, that normally metabolizes amino acids.
The mutation of maleylacetoacetate isomerase spontaneously formed a irreducibly complex degradation pathway from pre-existing intermediates Copely 2000.