Biotransformation of Indole Derivatives by Mycelial Cultures

  title={Biotransformation of Indole Derivatives by Mycelial Cultures},
  author={Julio G{\'o}mez Alarc{\'o}n and El Cid and Luis E. Lillo and Carlos C{\'e}spedesa and Sergio A. Aguila and Joel B. Alderete},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Naturforschung C},
  pages={82 - 84}
Biotransformation of tryptophan to tryptamine and 3-methyl-indole by Psilocybe coprophila was performed. On the other hand, Aspergillus niger was able to transform tryptophan to 5-hydroxy-tryptophan. P. coprophila biotransformed 5-hydroxy-tryptophan to 5-hydroxytryptamine. These results prove once more that fungi are good tools to establish hydroxyindole derivatives. 

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