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Very toxic and complex pyrone derivatives from the fungus calcarisporium arbuscula. They bind to and inhibit mitochondrial atpase, thereby uncoupling oxidative phosphorylation. They are used as biochemical tools.

Pharmacological action: indicators and reagents, uncoupling agents.

(12 Dec 1998)

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