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Dictyophorine A and B are two sesquiterpenes, identified from the fungus Phallus indusiatus. These compounds are based on the eudesmane skeleton (a common structure found in plant-derived flavors and fragrances), and they are the first eudesmane derivatives isolated from fungi. The dictyophorines promote the synthesis of nerve growth factor in astroglial cells.[1]


  1. ^ Kawagishi, Hirokazu (July 1997). "Dictyophorines A and B, two stimulators of NGF-synthesis from the mushroom Dictyophora indusiata". Phytochemistry. Elsevier. 45 (6): 1203–1205. doi:10.1016/s0031-9422(97)00144-1. PMID 9272967.