beta-carboline

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β-carboline

(bā-ta-kahr'ō-lēn),
One of a class of indole alkaloids structurally similar to the amino acid L-tryptophan, when ingested, maycause hallucinations.
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Anti-prostate cancer activity of B-carboline alkaloid enriched extract from Rauwolfia vomitoria.
B-carboline alkaloid-enriched extract from the Amazonian rain forest tree Pao pereira suppresses prostate cancer cells.
Analysis of monoamine oxidase enzymatic activity by reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography and inhibition by b-carboline alkaloids occurring in foods and plants.