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Synonyms: Antilirium® | eserine | physostigmine salicylate
physostigmine is an approved drug
Compound class: Natural product or derivative
Comment: Physostigmine, originally isolated from the Calabar bean, is a parasympathomimetic alkaloid, acting as a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor (the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of acetylcholine in the synaptic cleft of the neuromuscular junction).
Ligand Activity Visualisation Charts
These are box plot that provide a unique visualisation, summarising all the activity data for a ligand taken from ChEMBL and GtoPdb across multiple targets and species. Click on a plot to see the median, interquartile range, low and high data points. A value of zero indicates that no data are available. A separate chart is created for each target, and where possible the algorithm tries to merge ChEMBL and GtoPdb targets by matching them on name and UniProt accession, for each available species. However, please note that inconsistency in naming of targets may lead to data for the same target being reported across multiple charts.✖
View more information in the IUPHAR Pharmacology Education Project: physostigmine
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Inhibition of human acetyl- and butyrylcholinesterase by novel carbamates of (-)- and (+)-tetrahydrofurobenzofuran and methanobenzodioxepine.
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