murexine

murexine

/mu·rex·ine/ (mu-rek´sin) a neurotoxin from the hypobranchial gland of the snail Murex. It is called purpurine when derived from snails of the genus Purpura.
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The main choline ester is murexine, which has a muscle relaxing activity and is an effective pain killer (Roseghini et al.
More recently toxins and narcotizing agents have been described from the hypobranchial gland such as serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine), murexine (urocanylcholine), choline ester and biogenic amines (Erspamer 1946, 1952; Erspamer & Benati 1953, Whittaker 1960, Malaszkiewicz 1967, Huang & Mir 1971, Andrews et al.