3-methylindole


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3-methylindole

[¦thrē meth·ə′lin‚dōl]
(organic chemistry)
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The expression of the human ortholog CYP2F1 in the lung has been implicated to be associated with tissue-specific toxicity induced by pulmonary toxicants, including NA, styrene, 3-methylindole, and benzene (Lanza et al.
Regio-specific bromination of 3-methylindoles with NBS and its application to the concise synthesis of optically active unusual tryptophans present in marine cyclic peptides.
Rumen metabolism takes up to three weeks to adjust to this rapid change in diet and is unable to cope, leading to the amino acid being converted to a compound called 3-methylindole, which has a toxic effect on the lungs, causing the symptoms of pneumonia.

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