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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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Wink, The beta-carboline alkaloid harmine inhibits BCRP and can reverse resistance to the anticancer drugs mitoxantrone and camptothecin in breast cancer cells, Phytother.Res.,24, 146 (2010).
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Monoamine oxidase inhibitors in South American hallucinogenic plants: tryptamine and beta-carboline constituents of ayahuasca.
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.
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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.
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.