This is the first time psilocybin has been produced from a prokaryotic organism.
The evidence points to several possibilities. It could be psilocybin or a combination of factors.
The serotonin 5-HT2C receptor may play a key role.
These unassuming creatures are full of surprises.
We explain the nodules that form on the mycelium of psilocybin-containing "magic" mushrooms
5-MeO-DMT is only part of the story for understanding the effect of toad secretions.
According to experience reports, magic mushrooms elicit more emotions and visual effects than 4-AcO-DMT (psilacetin).
This structure reveals some reasons for the long-lasting effects of LSD and gives insight into the role of receptor signaling.
Enter the fascinating world of the chemistry and biology of these psychedelics.
As researchers watch, magic mushrooms are revealing their secrets.