List of precursors

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Any drug or chemical that, after synthesizing results in one or more pharmacologically active substances of interest is a precursor.[1] Precursors can be psychoactive compounds or non-psychoactive compounds. A list of some precursors can be found below.

List of drug precursors

List of synthetic drug precursors

List of GMO drug precursors

See also: Psychoactive substances, and precursor chemicals, produced by GMOs

  • Lysergic acid (LSD precursor)
    • GMO yeast: Baker’s Yeast[2]
  • Thebaine (morphine precursor)
    • GMO bacteria: E. coli[3]

List of neurotransmitter precursors in humans

  • Phenylalanine, tyrosine → epinephrine
  • Dopamine → epinephrine, norepinephrine
  • Tryptophan
  • Tyrosine → L-DOPA → dopamine
  • Tyraminedopamine, N-Methyltyramine (NMT), and octopamine

See also

External links

  1. C. G. Wermuth, C. R. Ganellin, P. Lindberg, L. A. Mitscher; Ganellin; Lindberg; Mitscher (1998). "Glossary of terms used in medicinal chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1998)". Pure and Applied Chemistry. 70 (5): 1129.
  2. "Harvesting baker's yeast for aging-related therapeutics". ScienceDaily (in English). 
  3. "Genetically modified E. coli pump out morphine precursor: Bacteria yield 300 times more opiates than yeast". ScienceDaily (in English).