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Compound Summary for: CID 5280953

Harmine

Also known as: 442-51-3; Banisterine; Leucoharmine; Telepathine; Yageine; 7-Methoxy-1-methyl-9H-pyrido[3,4-b]indole; Yajeine
Molecular Formula: C13H12N2O   Molecular Weight: 212.24718   InChIKey: BXNJHAXVSOCGBA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Alkaloid isolated from seeds of Peganum harmala L., Zygophyllaceae. It is identical to banisterine, or telepathine, from Banisteria caapi and is one of the active ingredients of hallucinogenic drinks made in the western Amazon region from related plants. It has no therapeutic use, but (as banisterine) was hailed as a cure for postencephalitic Parkinson disease in the 1920's.   From: MeSH
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