Agent Name

Penitrem A

CAS Number

12627-35-9

Formula

C37-H44-Cl-N-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Tremortin A; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Mycotoxins

Description

Solid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A mycotoxin produced by Penicillium crustosum; [Reference #1]

Comments

Causes tremors in farm animals; Has been implicated in canine intoxications and one case of human poisoning resulting in tremor, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea; Other tremorgenic mycotoxins (produced by Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Claviceps species) include the janthitrems, lolitrems, aflatrem, paxilline, paspaline, paspalicine, paspilinine, and paspalitrems; [Reference #1]

Reference Link

PubMed Fulltext: Mycotoxins

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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