The enzymatic deamination of 5-fl uorotryptamine and 5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT, catalysed by enzyme monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A, EC 220.127.116.11) was investigated using the kinetic (KIE) and solvent (SIE) isotope effects methods. The numerical values of deuterium isotope effects in the (1R) positions of 5-F-tryptamine were determined using non-competitive spectrophotomeric method. Isotopologue 5-F-[(1R)- -2H]-tryptamine, needed for kinetic studies was obtained by enzymatic decarboxylation of 5´-fl uoro-L-tryptophan, 5´-F-L-Trp, in fully deuteriated medium.
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