Meaning of tryptamine in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtrɪptəmɪn/


mass nounBiochemistry
  • A compound, of which serotonin is a derivative, produced from tryptophan by decarboxylation.

    A heterocyclic amine; chemical formula: C₈H₆NCH₂CH₂NH

    ‘They suggested that elevations in serotonin and tryptamine were responsible for the clinical symptoms see with this syndrome.’
    • ‘The yucca phenotype derives from overexpression of a flavin monooxygenase like enzyme that oxidizes tryptamine to N-hydroxyl-tryptamine in vitro.’
    • ‘Studies of this FMO-like enzyme in yucca revealed that the enzyme most likely catalyzes the oxygenation of the compound tryptamine.’
    • ‘These include tyramine, tryptamine, phenylethylamine, and serotonin.’
    • ‘Eating DMT fails because monoamine oxidase in the gut metabolises the tryptamine into secondary compounds which lack any psychoactivity.’