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psiK (4-hydroxytryptamine kinase)
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FAMILY
DESCRIPTION
Also known as PSIK_PSICU, psiK. 4-hydroxytryptamine kinase; part of the gene cluster that mediates the biosynthesis of psilocybin, a psychotropic tryptamine-derived natural product (PubMed:28763571). The first step in the pathway is the decarboxylation of L-tryptophan to tryptamine by the decarboxylase psiD (PubMed:28763571). 4-hydroxy-L-tryptophan is accepted as substrate by psiD as well (PubMed:28763571). The cytochrome P450 monooxygenase psiH then converts tryptamine to 4-hydroxytryptamine (PubMed:28763571). The kinase psiK catalyzes the 4-O-phosphorylation step by converting 4-hydroxytryptamine into norbaeocystin (PubMed:28763571). The methyltransferase psiM then catalyzes iterative methyl transfer to the amino group of norbaeocystin to yield psilocybin via a monomethylated intermediate, baeocystin (PubMed:28763571). PsiK kinase can also turn psilocin into psilocybin (PubMed:28763571). This activity may represent a protective mechanism to rephosphorylate the unstable psilocin to the stable psilocybin in case of intracellular ester cleavage (PubMed:28763571).
Also known as PSIK_PSICU, psiK. 4-hydroxytryptamine kinase; part of the gene cluster that mediates the biosynthesis of psilocybin, a psychotropic tryptamine-derived natural product (PubMed:28763571). The first step in the pathway is the decarboxylation of L-tryptophan to tryptamine by the decarboxylase psiD (PubMed:28763571). 4-hydroxy-L-tryptophan ... More
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psiK

4-hydroxytryptamine kinase

Molecular Synopsis