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Bufothionine is a sulfur-containing compound which is present in the bufotoxins secreted by the parotoid gland of certain toads of the genera Bufo and Chaunus. This specific compound can be found in the skin of certain species of toad such as the Asiatic Toad,[1][2] Chaunus arunco, Chaunus crucifer, Chaunus spinulosus, and Chaunus arenarum.[3]


  1. ^ Dai, L. P.; Gao, H. M.; Wang, Z. M.; Wang, W. H. (2007). "Isolation and structure identification of chemical constituents from the skin of Bufo bufo gargarizans". Yao xue xue bao = Acta pharmaceutica Sinica. 42 (8): 858–861. PMID 17944235. 
  2. ^ Dai, L. P.; Wang, Z. M.; Gao, H. M.; Jiang, X.; Ding, G. Z. (2007). "Determination of bufothionine in skin of Bufo bufo gargarizans and Huachansu injection". Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica. 32 (3): 224–226. PMID 17432144. 
  3. ^ V Deulofeu; Enrique Duprat (February 10, 1944). "The Basic Constituents of the Venom of some South American Toads" (PDF). Journal of Biological Chemistry. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 153: 459–463.