Chemical Component Summary

FormulaC6 H6 O6
Molecular Weight174.11
Isomeric SMILESOC[C@H](O)[C@H]1OC(=O)C(=O)C1=O

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count18
Chiral Atom Count2
Bond Count18
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB08830 
NameDehydroascorbic acid
DescriptionDehydroascorbic acid is made from the oxidation of ascorbic acid. This reaction is reversible, but dehydroascorbic acid can instead undergo irreversible hydrolysis to 2,3-diketogulonic acid. Dehydroascorbic acid as well as ascorbic acid are both termed Vitamin C, but the latter is the main form found in humans. In the body, both dehydroascorbic acid and ascorbic acid have similar biological activity as antivirals but dehydroascorbic acid also has neuroprotective effects. Currently dehydroascorbic acid is an experimental drug with no known approved indications.
  • Oxidized ascorbic acid
  • Oxidized vitamin C
  • L-threo-hexo-2,3-diulosono-1,4-lactone
  • L-dehydroascorbate
  • dehydro-L-ascorbic acid
IndicationThere is no approved indication for dehydroascorbic acid, but it has potential therapeutic use in patients with certain viruses and ischemic stroke.
  • Acids, Acyclic
  • Carbohydrates
  • Diet, Food, and Nutrition
  • Food
  • Food and Beverages
CAS number490-83-5

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Solute carrier family 2, facilitated glucose transporter member 1MEPSSKKLTGRLMLAVGGAVLGSLQFGYNTGVINAPQKVIEEFYNQTWVH...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