ACR is found in 33 entries

ACR in polymers: 1 entries. Examples include: 3PHA,

ACR as free ligands, exist in 33 entries. Examples include 1AGM, 1ESW, 1GAH

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Chemical Component Summary

Identifiers 4,6-dideoxy-4-{[(1S,4R,5S,6S)-4,5,6-trihydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)cyclohex-2-en-1-yl]amino}-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-(1->4)-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-(1->4)-alpha-D-glucopyranose
Synonyms 1,4-DEOXY-4-((5-HYDROXYMETHYL-2,3,4
Formula C25 H43 N O18
Molecular Weight 645.61 g/mol
Type saccharide
Isomeric SMILES C[C@H]1O[C@H](O[C@@H]2[C@@H](CO)O[C@H](O[C@@H]3[C@@H](CO)O[C@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H]3O)[C@H](O)[C@H]2O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@@H]1N[C@H]1C=C(CO)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H]1O
InChI InChI=1S/C25H43NO18/c1-6-11(26-8-2-7(3-27)12(30)15(33)13(8)31)14(32)19(37)24(40-6)43-22-10(5-29)42-25(20(38)17(22)35)44-21-9(4-28)41-23(39)18(36)16(21)34/h2,6,8-39H,3-5H2,1H3/t6-,8+,9-,10-,11-,12-,13+,14+,15+,16-,17-,18-,19-,20-,21-,22-,23+,24-,25-/m1/s1

Chemical Details

Formal Charge 0
Atom Count 87
Chiral Atom Count 19
Chiral Atoms C1A C2A C3A C4A C1B C2B C3B C4B C5B C1C C2C C3C C4C C5C C1D C2D C3D C4D C5D
Bond Count 90
Aromatic Bond Count 0
Leaving Atoms O1D

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank ID DB00284   (Different stereochemistry)
Name Acarbose
  • approved
  • investigational
Description An inhibitor of alpha glucosidase that retards the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates in the small intestine and hence reduces the increase in blood-glucose concentrations after a carbohydrate load. It is given orally to non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus patients where diet modification or oral hypoglycemic agents do not control their condition. (From Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 31st ed)
  • Acarbosa
  • Acarbose
  • Acarbosum
  • Glucobay
  • Precose
Brand Names
  • Acarbose
  • Glucobay
  • Precose
  • Prandase
Affected Organism Humans and other mammals
Indication For treatment and management of diabetes type II (used in combination therapy as a second or third line agent)
Pharmacology Used to reduce blood gluose in patients with type 2 diabetes. Acarbose is a complex oligosaccharide that delays the digestion of ingested carbohydrates, thereby resulting in a smaller rise in blood glucose concentration following meals. Acarbose binds to and inhibits alpha amylase and alpha-gluocside hydrolases. In diabetic patients, this enzyme inhibition results in a delayed glucose absorption and a lowering of postprandial hyperglycemia.
Mechanism of action Acarbose reversibly bind to pancreatic alpha-amylase and membrane-bound intestinal alpha-glucoside hydrolases. These enzymes inhibit hydrolysis of complex starches to oligosaccharides in the lumen of the small intestine and hydrolysis of oligosaccharides, trisaccharides, and disaccharides to glucose and other monosaccharides in the brush border of the small intestine.
Route of administration oral
ATC-Code A10BF01
AHFS-Code 68:20.02
CAS number 56180-94-0
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