Definition: A group of pyrido-indole compounds. Included are any points of fusion of pyridine with the five-membered ring of indole and any derivatives of these compounds. These are similar to CARBAZOLES which are benzo-indoles.
Other names Beta Carbolines; Pyrido(4,3-b)Indoles; Beta-Carbolines
tryptoline [ 1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-beta-carboline,9H-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrido(3,4-b)indole,THbetaC,noreleagnine,tetrahydro-beta-carboline,tetrahydronorharmane,triptoline,tryptoline hydrochloride,tryptoline monohydrochloride ] neurotoxic factor that may be involved in development of Parkinson's disease; enzymatic prep from human brain converts tryptamine to tryptoline; RN given refers to parent cpd; structure