Chemical Component Summary

FormulaC21 H41 N5 O11
Molecular Weight539.58
Isomeric SMILESCN[C@H]1[C@@H](O)[C@H]2O[C@H](O[C@@H]3[C@@H](N)C[C@@H](N)[C@H](O)[C@H]3O)[C@H](N)C[C@@H]2O[C@@H]1O[C@H]1O[C@H](CO)[C@@H](N)[C@H](O)[C@H]1O

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count78
Chiral Atom Count17
Chiral AtomsCA1, CA2, CA4, CA5, CA6, CA7, CA8, CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, CC6
Bond Count81
Aromatic Bond Count0
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB04626 Different stereochemistry
  • experimental
  • vet_approved
DescriptionApramycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic and has a bactericidal action against many gram-negative bacteria. Apramycin is a structurally unique antibiotic that contains a bicyclic sugar moiety and a monosubstituted deoxystreptamine. It is not approved for use in humans.
SynonymsNebramycin II
SaltsApramycin sulfate
Affected OrganismEnteric bacteria and other eubacteria
IndicationFor the treatment of bacterial infections in animals.
Mechanism of actionApramycin stands out among aminoglycosides for its mechanism of action which is based on blocking translocation and its ability to bind also to the eukaryotic decoding site despite differences in key residues required for apramycin recognition by the bacterial target. The drug binds in the deep groove of the RNA which forms a continuously stacked helix comprising non-canonical C.A and G.A base pairs and a bulged-out adenine. The binding mode of apramycin at the human decoding-site RNA is distinct from aminoglycoside recognition of the bacterial target, suggesting a molecular basis for the actions of apramycin in eukaryotes and bacteria.
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Carbohydrates
  • Chemical Actions and Uses
CAS number37321-09-8

Drug Targets

NameSequence SearchPharmacological ActionActions
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682