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One of a class of indole alkaloids structurally similar to the amino acid L-tryptophan, when ingested, maycause hallucinations.
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The antifungal activity of the plant has been attributed to its hydroxycoumarin content; anti-inflammatory activity to its monoterpenes; bacteriostatic properties to its beta-carboline alkaloids; antiviral effects to its meliacin and meliacarpin; and insecticidal and antifeedant activity to its limonoids, which belong to the tetranortriterpenoid class of compounds.
beta-Carboline alkaloids in Peganum harmala and inhibition of human monoamine oxidase (MAO).
Determination of N,N-dimethyltryptamine and beta-carboline alkaloids in human plasma following oral administration of Ayahuasca.
Beta-Carboline alkaloids in Pegannum harmala and inhibition of human monoamine oxidase (MAO).
They describe four different neurochemical models: the filter model, the beta-carboline and tryptamine model, the DMT model, and the ketamine model.
The study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) showed that beta-carboline alkaloids could potentially be used in therapeutic drugs to stop, or at least slow down, the progressively debilitating effects of Alzheimer's.
Selective inhibition of in vitro synthesis of cancer DNA by alkaloids of the beta-carboline class.
The contributors, a good mix of academics and industrial experts, cover natural toxicants such as pyrrolizidine alkaloids, glucosinolates, phycotoxins in seafood, mushroom toxins (including edible and toxic mushrooms), mycotoxins, phytoestrogens and beta-carboline alkaloids as well-as man-made elements such as nitrates and nitrites, acrylamide in heated foods, furan, chloropropanols and their fatty acid esters, hetrocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
This plant contains beta-carboline alkaloids including harmine, harmaline, and tetrahydroharmine that serve as potent monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) (Metzner 2006: 49).
From the behavioral pharmacology of Beta-carbolines to seizures, anxiety, and memory.