Binding affinity studies show psilocin and psilocybin have different preferences for serotonin receptors.
You may have heard of magic mushrooms or even consumed them. But what are they?
Data analysis and gene expression maps confirm the role of the 5-HT2A receptor in the effects of LSD.
Psilocin makes neurons grow faster and produce more connections.
A study in the mouse brain shows serotonin neurons are organized into parallel subsystems.
Seldom mentioned in scientific literature, aeruginascin is closely structurally related to psilocybin, the most well-known psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms.
There are many compounds closely resembling psilocybin from a chemical structure standpoint. However, the chemical and pharmacological understanding of these psilocybin derivatives is few and far between.
Psilocybin gets most of the attention, and other psilocybin-like compounds present in magic mushrooms have been largely ignored.
This article explores the chemistry of blue bruising and proposes a mechanism for the chemical reaction that causes this unique effect.
The metabolism of psilocybin and psilocin is often cited. But, the supporting data are seldom discussed.