The Enzyme Database

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Accepted name: tryptamine 4-monooxygenase
Reaction: tryptamine + reduced acceptor + O2 = 4-hydroxytryptamine + acceptor + H2O
For diagram of psilocybin biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: psilocybin = 3-[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]-1H-indol-4-yl phosphate
Other name(s): PsiH
Systematic name: tryptamine,hydrogen-donor:oxygen oxidoreductase (4-hydroxylating)
Comments: A cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) protein 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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