The occurrence of indole compounds in Coprinus species

  title={The occurrence of indole compounds in Coprinus species},
  author={L. R. Worthen and H. W. Youngken and G. J. Stessel},
  journal={Economic Botany},
Several species of Coprinus mushrooms have been utilized as food, yet reports indicate that 1 of these may produce toxic symptoms when ingested along with alcohol. At the present time, several substances have been implicated as the causative agent of these untoward reactions. Tryptophan and tryptamine have been identified in 3 species of this genus, found growing in Rhode Island, and the amount of tryptamine present in 2 of these species of fungi has been determined. 

Tables from this paper

Isolation and Identification of two bioactive compounds from basidiomycetes fungus Coprinus sp.
The fungus Coprinus sp. was isolated and cultivation in laboratory on two PDA medium with some growth induction .Two bioactive chemical compounds were isolated and purified from mycelial culture ofExpand
Antimicrobial activity of ethyl acetate extracts from edible Tanzanian Coprinus cinereus (Schaeff) S. Gray s. lat. cultivated on grasses supplemented with cow dung manure.
Results obtained clearly indicated that Tanzanian C. cinereus extracts contains bioactive components and are potential sources of antimicrobial compounds that could be used for development of new drugs for the treatment and prevention of diseases. Expand
Growth, fruiting body development and laccase production of selected coprini
In this thesis, fruiting body development was also followed up in Coprinopsis clastophylla and a species related to Coprinellus curtus, initiated by the observation that these species form unusual shaped mushrooms. Expand


An investigation of Coprinus atramentarius for the presence of disulfiram.
  • J. Wier, V. Tyler
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association. American Pharmaceutical Association
  • 1960
It is concluded that the disulfiram-Iike physiological activity which was exhibited by the naturally-occurring carpophores of C. atramentarius is due to some agent other than disulfIRam. Expand
Physiologically active amines in common fruits and vegetables.
Abstract 5-Hydroxytryptamine, tryptamine, tyramine, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylethylamine and norepinephrine have been identified and assayed in a large number of fruits and vegetables. The significance ofExpand
Psilocybin, ein psychotroper Wirkstoff aus dem mexikanischen RauschpilzPsilocybe mexicana Heim
The active principle ofPsilocybe mexicana Heim, a mexican mushroom with hallucinogenic properties, has been isolated in crystalline form. The compound has been given the namePsilocybin; it possessesExpand
  • H. Sprince
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1962
Evidence has been forthcoming along the following lines: (1) number and effectiveness of indolic psychotogens, (2) effect of indoles on the brain, (3 ) effect of psychotherapeutic drugs on model psychoses induced by indoles, (4) toxicity tests, and (5) reports of aberrant urinary metabolites of tryptophan and other indoles in schizophrenia. Expand
Mushrooms in their natural habitats
Occurrence of psilocin in Psilocybe baeocystis.
Syndrome nitroide cause par un champignon du genre Coprinus
  • Rcv . med . Suisse rom .
  • 1959
1)silocybine h par t i r du Stropharia eubcnsis Earle et d 'autres esp~' de chaml)ignons hallu(,inogbnes mexieains apI)artenant au genre Psilocybe
  • Rauseh pilz. Experientia
  • 1958
Occurrence of serotonin in a hallucinogenic mushroom.