Chemical Component Summary

NameBETA-ALANINE
Identifiers3-azanylpropanoic acid
FormulaC3 H7 N O2
Molecular Weight89.09
Typepeptide-like
Isomeric SMILESNCCC(O)=O
InChIInChI=1S/C3H7NO2/c4-2-1-3(5)6/h1-2,4H2,(H,5,6)
InChIKeyUCMIRNVEIXFBKS-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count13
Chiral Atom Count0
Chiral Atomsn/a
Bond Count12
Aromatic Bond Count0
Leaving AtomsOXT, H2, HXT

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB03107 Different stereochemistry
NameBeta-Alanine
Groupsexperimental
DescriptionAn amino acid formed in vivo by the degradation of dihydrouracil and carnosine. Since neuronal uptake and neuronal receptor sensitivity to beta-alanine have been demonstrated, the compound may be a false transmitter replacing GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID. A rare genetic disorder, hyper-beta-alaninemia, has been reported. [PubChem]
Categories
  • Alanine
  • Amino Acids
  • Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
CAS number107-95-9

Drug Targets

NameSequence SearchPharmacological ActionActions
Pantothenate synthetaseMTIPAFHPGELNVYSAPGDVADVSRALRLTGRRVMLVPTMGALHEGHLAL...unknown
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