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Encyclopedia > Cyclopiazonic acid

Cyclopiazonic acid (CPA) is a toxic fungal secondary methabolite. Chemically, it is an indole tetramic acid.

CPA was originally isolated from Penicillium cyclopium and subsequently from other Penicillium cyclopium, Penicillium griseofulvum, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus versicolor.

Cyclopiazonic acid only appears to be toxic when present in high concentrations.

Biologically, Cyclopiazonic acid is a specific inhibitor of Ca2+-ATPase in the intracellular Ca2+ storage sites.

External links

  • Cyclopiazonic acid from Fermentek, a vendors' product page



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