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Dr. Zhong-Yu Zhou, Dr. Guo-Qing Shi, Dr. Robert Fontaine, Kun Wei, Tao Feng, Fang Wang, Gang-Qiang Wang, Yan Qu, Zheng-Hui Li, Ze-Jun Dong, Hua-Jie Zhu, Zhu-Liang Yang, Prof. Guang Zeng and Prof. Dr. Ji-Kai Liu Evidence for the Natural Toxins from the Mushroom Trogia venenata as a Cause of Sudden Unexpected Death in Yunnan Province, China Angewandte Chemie International Edition 51

Article first published online: 27 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201106502

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Life saver: Two unusual and toxic amino acids, 2R-amino-4S-hydroxy-5-hexynoic acid (red, see scheme) and 2R-amino-5-hexynoic acid (blue) have been isolated from the fruiting bodies of the mushroom Trogia venenata. Toxicology studies suggest that these compounds may be the cause of Sudden Unexplained Death (SUD) in Yunnan Province, China.

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