Talk:Harmala alkaloid

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merged in material from Telepathine--Heah 18:00, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Why should all the individual chemicals redirect here?[edit]

Noticed that Harmine, Harmaline, Tetrahydroharmine, Harmalol and Tetrahydroharmol are all just redirects to this article. I don't think this is a good idea personally, as these are all different chemicals and could easily have their own articles (including links here). I'm going to work on creating articles on these topics, so if anyone wants to help out, great.--Eloil 00:48, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Harmine is a pretty good-sized article now, getting out of the stub range.--Eloil 06:31, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

This is still a good question. Moreover, why is there so little about P. harmala? A lot of B. caapi and ayahuasca stuff here could simply be redirected to those articles, by someone else perhaps? Jace1 (talk) 07:47, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

I agree. Just had tetrahydroharmine loop back to the same page. (talk) 16:47, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

'some' harmala alkaloids?[edit]

"Some harmala alkaloids, particularly harmine and harmaline, are found in the seeds of the Middle Eastern plant Harmal (Peganum harmala..."

Aren't all harmala alkaloids found in Peganum harmala by definition? Unless there are some found in the plant but not the seeds (which ones?)--Eloil 02:29, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Why not combine this with beta carboline?

Also, interaction between tyramine and harmine is not significant enough to cause problems; the author of this must be assuming that since pharmaceutical MAOI's interact with tyramine, that all MAOI's must as well. 02:07, 4 June 2007 (UTC)anon

Not all harmala alkaloids are found in P. harmala. Tetrahydroharmine, for example, is not. I'll fix this in the article now. Jace1 (talk) 07:32, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Reversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase A[edit]

Both Harmal and Harmaline articles states that the MAO-inhibiting effects restricts only to MAO-A so "cheese syndrome" isn't such a big concern. It's a bit confusing when this article states that "cheese syndrome" is associated with monoamine oxidase A inhibitors, but not monoamine oxidase B inhibitors. I think that sentence should be rewritten to inlcude the RIMA information. Ahabvihrea (talk) 10:25, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Ahabvihrea is absolutely correct! I will also take just a bit of time to clean this up a bit.Jace1 (talk) 07:33, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Ugh! What a daunting task! I've done some minor editing on this article now, but a lot of this stuff can be deleted and/or redirected to other articles. Still, this article is lacking good info on P. harmala. Jace1 (talk) 07:50, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

regarding the "cheese syndrome" i reversed mao-a and mao-b as mao-b inhibition to my knowledge is responible for "cheese syndrome" where as mao-a inhibition is not. maybe it should be mentioned that large doses of harmala alkaloids may begin to cause some mao-b inhibition. -some guy on 5 February 2012 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:18, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Formatting of example chemicals[edit]

It'd be useful if someone who's familiar with wiki formatting could clean up the example chemicals at the bottom of this article, they could definitely use a reformatting. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Exercisephys (talkcontribs) 17:44, 17 December 2012 (UTC)