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CAS number 58821-95-7 YesY
PubChem 442098
MeSH tinyatoxin
Molecular formula C36H38O8
Molar mass 598.68 g mol−1
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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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.


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