Tyramine

Tyramine
Image of Tyramine | C8H11NO | Supreme Pharmavet
Chemical FormulaC8H11NO
Molecular weight137.182 g/mol
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Traditional NameTyramine
CAS Registry Number51-67-2

 

Tyramine (also spelled tyramin), also known under several other names, is a naturally occurring trace amine derived from the amino acid tyrosine. Tyramine acts as a catecholamine releasing agent. Notably, it is unable to cross the blood-brain barrier, resulting in only non-psychoactive peripheral sympathomimetic effects following ingestion. A hypertensive crisis can result, however, from ingestion of tyramine-rich foods in conjunction with the use of monoamine oxidase inhibitors.

 

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