Amanin

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This article is about the toxin. For the fictional beings with the same name, see List of Star Wars races (A-E)#Amanin.
Amanin
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Identifiers
CAS number 21150-21-0
PubChem 30508
ChemSpider 28316 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C39H53N9O14S
Molar mass 903.96 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Amanin is a cyclic peptide. It is one of the amatoxins, all of which are found in several members of the Amanita genus of mushrooms.

Toxicology[edit]

Like other amatoxins, amanin is an inhibitor of RNA polymerase II. Upon ingestion, it binds to the RNA polymerase II enzyme which completely prevents mRNA synthesis, effectively causing cytolysis of hepatocytes (liver cells) and kidney cells.[1]

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