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Accepted name: 4-hydroxytryptamine kinase
Reaction: ATP + 4-hydroxytryptamine = ADP + 4-hydroxytryptamine 4-phosphate
For diagram of psilocybin biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: psilocybin = 3-[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]-1H-indol-4-yl phosphate
Other name(s): PsiK
Systematic name: ATP:4-hydroxytryptamine 4-phosphotransferase
Comments: Also acts on 4-hydroxy-L-tryptophan in vitro. Isolated from the fungus Psilocybe cubensis. Involved in the biosynthesis of the psychoactive compound psilocybin.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Fricke, J., Blei, F. and Hoffmeister, D. Enzymatic synthesis of psilocybin. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 56 (2017) 12352–12355. [DOI] [PMID: 28763571]
[EC created 2017]

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