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Ergocryptine is an ergopeptine and one of the ergot alkaloids. It is isolated from ergot or fermentation broth and it serves as starting material for the production of bromocriptine. [1 ]
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Ergocryptine is a mixture of two very similar compounds,
and alpha- . beta-ergocryptine The [2 ] beta differs from the alpha form only in the position of a single methyl group, which is a consequence of the biosynthesis in which the proteinogenic amino acid leucine is replaced by isoleucine.
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