Tinyatoxin Heat Above Peak (SR: 5,300,000,000)

Tinyatoxin (TTX or TTN) is a highly irritant analog of resiniferatoxin and capsaicin. It occurs naturally in Euphorbia poissonii.[1]

It is a neurotoxin and (like its analogs) acts via vanilloid receptors of sensory nerves.[2] Tinyatoxin has a potential for pharmaceutical uses similar to uses of capsaicin. Tinyatoxin is about one third as strong as resiniferatoxin.

References

  1. ^ Euphorbia poissonii in BoDD – Botanical Dermatology Database
  2. ^ Szallasi, A. and Blumberg, P.M. (1991). "Characterization of vanilloid receptors in the dorsal horn of pig spinal cord". Brain Res 547 (2): 335–338. doi:10.1016/0006-8993(91)90982-2. PMID 1884211. 
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