, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 33–34 | Cite as

Amaninamide, a new toxin ofAmanita virosa mushrooms

  • A. Buku
  • Th. Wieland
  • H. Bodenmüller
  • H. Faulstich


Amaninamide, a toxin closely related to the family of amatoxins, was found exclusively inAmanita virosa mushrooms. It differs from the well known toxin α-amanitin in that it lacks the 6′-hydroxyl group of the tryptophan unit, and from the toxin amanin found inAmanita phalloides by the presence of a carboxamide group instead of a carboxylic acid group.


Hydroxyl Tryptophan Carboxylic Acid Acid Group Carboxylic Acid Group 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Buku
    • 1
  • Th. Wieland
    • 1
  • H. Bodenmüller
    • 1
  • H. Faulstich
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung Naturstoff-ChemieMax-Planck-Institut für medizinische ForschungHeidelbergGermany

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