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Other names(R)-11-hydroxy-1,2-methylenedioxyaporphine
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Molar mass295.332 g/mol g·mol−1
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Pukateine is an alkaloid found in the bark of the New Zealand tree Laurelia novae-zelandiae ("Pukatea"). An extract from pukatea is used in traditional Māori herbal medicine as an analgesic,[1][2]

Bernard Cracroft Aston studied the physical and chemical characteristics of the compound, and presented a paper with his findings to the Royal Society of New Zealand on May 11, 1909.[3]

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  1. ^ Dajas-Bailador FA, Asencio M, Bonilla C, Scorza MC, Echeverry C, Reyes-Parada M, et al. (March 1999). "Dopaminergic pharmacology and antioxidant properties of pukateine, a natural product lead for the design of agents increasing dopamine neurotransmission". General Pharmacology. 32 (3): 373–9. doi:10.1016/s0306-3623(98)00210-9. PMID 10211594.
  2. ^ Valiente M, D'Ocon P, Noguera MA, Cassels BK, Lugnier C, Ivorra MD (July 2004). "Vascular activity of (-)-anonaine, (-)-roemerine and (-)-pukateine, three natural 6a(R)-1,2-methylenedioxyaporphines with different affinities for alpha1-adrenoceptor subtypes". Planta Medica. 70 (7): 603–9. doi:10.1055/s-2004-827181. PMID 15254852.
  3. ^ Aston BC (1909). "The Alkaloids of the Pukatea". Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 42. Retrieved October 20, 2015.