CHEBI:109895 - β-carboline

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ChEBI Name β-carboline
ChEBI ASCII Name beta-carboline
Definition The parent compound of the β-carbolines, a tricyclic structure comprising an indole ring system ortho- fused to C-3 and C-4 of a pyridine ring.
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Formula C11H8N2
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 168.19460
InChI InChI=1S/C11H8N2/c1-2-4-10-8(3-1)9-5-6-12-7-11(9)13-10/h1-7,13H
SMILES c1ccc2c(c1)[nH]c1cnccc21
Metabolite of Species Details
Homo sapiens (NCBI:9606) See: DOI
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): marine metabolite
Any metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in marine macro- and microorganisms.
fungal metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in fungi, the kingdom that includes microorganisms such as the yeasts and moulds.
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Outgoing β-carboline (CHEBI:109895) has role fungal metabolite (CHEBI:76946)
β-carboline (CHEBI:109895) has role marine metabolite (CHEBI:76507)
β-carboline (CHEBI:109895) is a β-carbolines (CHEBI:60834)
β-carboline (CHEBI:109895) is a mancude organic heterotricyclic parent (CHEBI:36416)
Incoming annomontine (CHEBI:65409) has functional parent β-carboline (CHEBI:109895)
cordysinin D (CHEBI:69428) has functional parent β-carboline (CHEBI:109895)
cordysinin C (CHEBI:69427) has parent hydride β-carboline (CHEBI:109895)
cordysinin E (CHEBI:69429) has parent hydride β-carboline (CHEBI:109895)
Synonyms Sources
2,9-Diazafluorene ChemIDplus
2-Azacarbazole ChemIDplus
9H-beta-Carboline ChEMBL
9H-Pyrido(3,4-B)indole ChemIDplus
9H-pyrido[3,4-b]indole ChEBI
beta-carboline ChEMBL
Carbazoline ChemIDplus
Norharman ChemIDplus
Norharmane ChemIDplus
Database Links Databases
Beta-Carboline Wikipedia
CPD-15304 MetaCyc
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
128414 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
128414 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
244-63-3 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
244-63-3 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
Citations Waiting for Citations Types Sources
23600147 PubMed citation CiteXplore
8070089 PubMed citation CiteXplore
Last Modified
16 October 2014
General Comment
2010-12-22 The structure of β-carboline is similar to that of tryptamine, with the ethylamine chain re-connected to the indole ring via an extra carbon atom, to produce a three-ringed structure. Indeed, biosynthesis of β-carbolines is believed to follow this route from analogous tryptamines.