Aromatics, Heterocycles, Indole Derivatives, Pharmaceuticals, Intermediates & Fine Chemicals,
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5-Hydroxyindole is a hydroxylated indole used as a building block in the preparation of various pharmaceutical compounds such as indole based neurochemicals. 5-Hydroxyindole is a metabolite of Tryptophan (T894800). 5-Hydroxyindole displayed weak inhibitory activity on human melanoma tyrosinase. 5-Hydroxyindole also showed inhibition of serotonin transport by blood platelets.