Does Basidomycete can synthetize tryptophan

Norm rmp at
Sun Dec 15 17:05:35 EST 1996

In article <591915$jgs at> szafrans at (Karol Szafranski) writes:
>From: szafrans at (Karol Szafranski)
>Subject: Re: Does Basidomycete can synthetize tryptophan
>Date: Sun, 15 Dec 96 22:28:53 GMT

>begere at (Eric Bergeron) says:
>>>Does Basidomycete generally synthetize tryptophan and other amino acids
>>>that humans don't ?

>Many Basidiomycetes synthesize tryptamine derivatives, i.e. serotonin or
>psilocin. They even do so in cultures free of amino acids, with N supplied
>only in mineral form or as thiamin.

>Some literature:

>     Agurell, S., J.L.G. Nilsson. Tetrahedron Letters 9, 1063-1064
>     (1968).

Dr Jochen Gartz reports Psilocybe Cubensis transforming tryptamine hcl
in fruitbodies into high levels of psilocin (3.3% dried material)
I am trying it now.

Planta Medica  55  (1989)   pages 249-250

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