Penitrem A

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Penitrem A
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Names
Other names
Tremortin
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3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.162.141
Properties
C37H44ClNO6
Molar mass 634.20136
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Penitrem A (tremortin) is a fungal neurotoxin found on ryegrass. It is produced by certain species of Aspergillus, Claviceps, and Penicillium. It inhibits potassium channels in smooth muscles.[citation needed] The maxi-channels targeted have their highest density in the cerebellar Purkinje cells.

It causes a stagger in horses and cattle.

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