Chemical Component Summary

NameTRIMETHYL GLYCINE
Identifierscarboxymethyl-trimethyl-azanium
FormulaC5 H12 N O2
Molecular Weight118.15
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESC[N+](C)(C)CC(=O)O
InChIInChI=1S/C5H11NO2/c1-6(2,3)4-5(7)8/h4H2,1-3H3/p+1
InChIKeyKWIUHFFTVRNATP-UHFFFAOYSA-O

Chemical Details

Formal Charge1
Atom Count20
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count19
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB04455 
NameN,N,N-trimethylglycinium
Groups
  • experimental
  • investigational
DescriptionA naturally occurring compound that has been of interest for its role in osmoregulation. As a drug, betaine hydrochloride has been used as a source of hydrochloric acid in the treatment of hypochlorhydria. Betaine has also been used in the treatment of liver disorders, for hyperkalemia, for homocystinuria, and for gastrointestinal disturbances. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1341)
SynonymsN,N,N-trimethylglycinium

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Glycine betaine-binding periplasmic proteinMRHSVLFATAFATLISTQTFAADLPGKGITVNPVQSTITEETFQTLLVSR...unknown
Circadian clock protein KaiBMSPFKKTYVLKLYVAGNTPNSVRALKMLKNILEQEFQGVYALKVIDVLKN...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

Related Resource References

Resource NameReference
CCDC/CSDTULRIB
PubChem248
ChEBICHEBI:41139
ChEMBLCHEMBL95889