FOL

FOLIC ACID

FOL is found in 62 entries

FOL as free ligands, exist in 62 entries. Examples include 1CD2, 1DHF, 1DRF

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Chemical Component Summary

Name FOLIC ACID
Identifiers N-[(4-{[(2-amino-4-oxo-1,4-dihydropteridin-6-yl)methyl]amino}phenyl)carbonyl]-L-glutamic acid
(2S)-2-[[4-[(2-amino-4-oxo-1H-pteridin-6-yl)methylamino]phenyl]carbonylamino]pentanedioic acid
Formula C19 H19 N7 O6
Molecular Weight 441.40 g/mol
Type non-polymer
Isomeric SMILES Nc1nc(=O)c2nc(CNc3ccc(cc3)C(=O)N[C@@H](CCC(O)=O)C(O)=O)cnc2[nH]1
InChI InChI=1S/C19H19N7O6/c20-19-25-15-14(17(30)26-19)23-11(8-22-15)7-21-10-3-1-9(2-4-10)16(29)24-12(18(31)32)5-6-13(27)28/h1-4,8,12,21H,5-7H2,(H,24,29)(H,27,28)(H,31,32)(H3,20,22,25,26,30)/t12-/m0/s1
InChI Key OVBPIULPVIDEAO-LBPRGKRZSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge 0
Atom Count 51
Chiral Atom Count 1
Chiral Atoms CA
Bond Count 53
Aromatic Bond Count 17

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank ID DB00158   (Stereoisomeric match)
Name Folic Acid
Groups
  • approved
  • nutraceutical
Description A member of the vitamin B family that stimulates the hematopoietic system. It is present in the liver and kidney and is found in mushrooms, spinach, yeast, green leaves, and grasses (poaceae). Folic acid is used in the treatment and prevention of folate deficiencies and megaloblastic anemia. [PubChem]
Synonyms
  • Folacin
  • Folate
  • Folic acid
  • Folsaeure
  • N-[(4-{[(2-amino-4-oxo-1,4-dihydropteridin-6-yl)methyl]amino}phenyl)carbonyl]-L-glutamic acid
  • N-Pteroyl-L-glutamic acid
  • PGA
  • PteGlu
  • Pteroyl-L-glutamate
  • Pteroyl-L-glutamic acid
  • Pteroyl-L-monoglutamic acid
  • Pteroylglutamic acid
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin Bc
  • Vitamin M
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Brand Names
  • Acide Folique 5 Tab
  • Acti-hydroxo/dibencoz 500 + Folic Acid Tab
  • Animi-3
  • Animi-3 With Vitamin D
  • Apo Folic Acid Tab 5mg
  • Av-vite Fb
  • Avon Nutrivance Stress Formula
  • B Complex Tablets
  • B Stress C + Iron & Vite
  • B-50 Complex Tab
  • B-complex Tablets
  • B-nexa
  • B-plex
  • B50 B Complex Tab
  • B6, B12 & Folic Acid
  • B6, B12 & Folic Acid Multi-vitamin Tablets
  • Balanced B-100 B-complex Vitamins Tab
  • Balanced B-100 Timed Release
  • Balanced B-50 Complex
  • Balanced B-complex Vit + Vit C&e Tab
  • Bear Essentials
  • Biferarx
  • Bio-b12
  • Bio-fen
  • C-B Complex
  • C.R.D.-force
  • Calcium Folic Acid Plus D Chewable
  • Carbassist Tablets
  • Cda-21 Vitamins With Non-medicinal Probiotic Complex
  • Cedevita Plus Vitamin Supplement
  • Cedevita Sugar-free Vitamin Supplement
  • Chela Potassium Plus
  • Chewable Children's Complete Multivitamins With Essential Minerals
  • Chewable Multivitamins
  • Chewable Multivitamins Plus Iron
  • Chewable Multivitamins With Extra C
  • Children's Chewable Multi-vitamin
  • Children's Chewable Multi-vitamin Complete With Minerals
  • Children's Chewable Multiple Vitamins
  • Children's Chewable Multivitamins With Minerals
  • Children's Vitamins Chewable
  • Childrens Chewable Multiple Vitamins Tab
  • Ciferex
  • Citranatal DHA
  • Citranatal Harmony 3.0
  • Citranatal Rx
  • Complex-75
  • Complexe B-75
  • Concept DHA
  • Concept Ob
  • Cool B
  • Daily Energy Brand B-complex
  • Dermacinrx Purefolix
  • Dia-vite
  • Diaplex
  • Divista
  • Durachol
  • Euro Folic 5mg
  • Ez-flex
  • Fabb Tablets
  • Fe Nate - Tab
  • Fem - Control
  • Feminique W Iron and Calcium Tab
  • Feriva
  • Feriva Fa
  • Ferivafa
  • Ferralet 90
  • Fib-C Melts
  • Floradix Formula Liq
  • Folbic
  • Folcaps
  • Folcaps Care One
  • Folcaps Omega-3
  • Folic Acid
  • Folic Acid & Vitamin C
  • Folic Acid (1mg Tablet)
  • Folic Acid 0.4 Mg Tablet
  • Folic Acid 0.4mg
  • Folic Acid 0.4mg Dietary Supplement
  • Folic Acid 0.8mg
  • Folic Acid 1 Mg - Tablet
  • Folic Acid 1 mg
  • Folic Acid 1mg
  • Folic Acid 1mg With C 20mg
  • Folic Acid 1mg With Vitamin C
  • Folic Acid 400mcg Tab
  • Folic Acid 800mcg Tab
  • Folic Acid Capsules 1mg
  • Folic Acid Ctr Srt 800mcg
  • Folic Acid Inj 5mg/ml USP
  • Folic Acid Injection
  • Folic Acid Injection USP
  • Folic Acid Plus
  • Folic Acid Tab 0.4mg USP
  • Folic Acid Tab 1mg
  • Folic Acid Tab 1mg USP Chewable
  • Folic Acid Tab 25mg
  • Folic Acid Tab 5mg
  • Folic Acid Tablets 0.8mg
  • Folic Acid Tablets 5mg
  • Folic Acid With Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C
  • Folic Acid-b12 Tab
  • Foltabs 800
  • Foltrate
  • Folvite
  • Folvite Inj 5mg/ml
  • Folvite Tab 5mg
  • For Kids Only Chewable Multivitamins
  • Formula Ch. Les.
  • Formula Cn
  • Formula D.S.
  • Formula L.G.I.
  • Hematogen Fa
  • Hematogen Forte
  • Hemenatal Ob
  • Hemetab
  • Hi Potency Balanced B-100 Complex - Tab
  • Hill.vite
  • Homosistrol Capsules
  • Homosistrox Capsules
  • Iferex 150 Forte
  • Integra F
  • Integra Plus
  • Iron Vitamins B6,b12,c,folic Acid Tab
  • Iron With Vitamins Tab
  • Isotonix Advanced B-complex Vitamins With Potassium and Magnesium
  • Isotonix Vitamin B-folic Acid-mineral Supple
  • Jamp-folic Acid
  • Kanga-kid Multi-vitamin & Mineral
  • Kid's Choice Children's Chewable Vitamins - Tab
  • Kids Stuff Tablets
  • Kids Stuff With Iron Tablets
  • Kimchi Vitamin Chewable Multivitamin
  • Leritone Antistress
  • Mag-A-folic Tab
  • Magnebind 400 Rx
  • Maxfe
  • Methyl-plex
  • Mnps Formula Supplement
  • Multi
  • 2
  • Multi Vitamin & Minerals
  • Multi Vitamin Plus Iron
  • Multi-vitamin With Fluoride
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Multi-vitamins for Infusion Liq
  • Multivitamin
  • Multivitamines Plus C Pour Enfants (chewable Tablets)
  • Multivitamines Plus Fer Pour Enfants (chewable Tablets)
  • Multivitamines Pour Enfants (chewable Tablets)
  • Multivitamins for Children
  • Mvc
  • Mvc-fluoride
  • Myferon 150 Forte
  • Mynephrocaps Dialysis/stress Vitamin Supplement
  • Nata Komplete
  • Natafolik
  • Natelle One
  • Nephrocaps
  • Nexa Plus
  • Nexa Select Rx Prenatal Vitamin With Plant-based DHA
  • Niaacinamide Azelaic Ac Turmer Fa B6 Zinc Ox Copper
  • Nicomide
  • Nioxin Recharging Complex
  • Niron Komplete
  • Novo-folacid 5mg
  • Nu-folic
  • Nutrol-B-complex
  • O-cal Prenatal Vitamin
  • Ocuvel
  • Ortho D
  • Polymine Avec Zinc Et Cuivre
  • Prefera Ob Plus DHA
  • Preferaob
  • Preferaob Plus DHA
  • Prenatal Mega Antioxidant
  • Prenatal Vitamins Plus
  • Prenate Am
  • Prenate Star
  • Purevit Dualfe Plus
  • Reaphirm Plant Source DHA
  • Reebok
  • Reliv So Sense Daily Vitamin Supplement
  • Reno Caps
  • Replavite
  • Rogenic
  • Se-tan DHA
  • Se-tan Plus
  • Shen Min Vitamin and Mineral Supplement
  • Stress B Complex With C, E & Iron
  • Stress Complex 600 Avec Vit E Cuivre Zinc
  • Stress Formula
  • Stress Formula + Iron
  • Stress Formula Multivitamin Tablets USP
  • Stress Formula Tab
  • Stress Tab With Iron and Vitamin E
  • Stress Tab With Zinc, Copper and Vitamin E
  • Stressease Plus Vitamins and Minerals
  • Strovite Forte Caplet
  • Strovite One Caplets
  • Super B12 + Folic Acid
  • Super Pantoplex
  • Supplement De Vitamines Et Mineraux
  • Supravite Stress Avec Vit E
  • Supravite Stress Avec Vit E Cuivre Et Zinc
  • Supravite Stress Avec Vit E Et Fer
  • Sveets
  • T.R.I. B-plex Src
  • Tandem - F
  • Tandem DHA
  • Tandem Ob
  • Tandem Plus
  • Tar-end
  • Tozal
  • Tricon
  • V-natal
  • Vigo Multivitamins Drops/lozenge
  • Virt-PN Plus
  • Virt-bal DHA Plus
  • Virt-caps
  • Virt-vite
  • Virt-vite Plus
  • Vita-B-75 Cap
  • Vita-folic-B Caps
  • Vitabanks Vitamin Tab
  • Vitafol Caplet
  • Vitafol Nano
  • Vitafol Ob Caplet
  • Vitafol One
  • Vitafol Plus
  • Vitamin B Complex Tab
  • Vitamin B Compound Tab
  • Vitamin B-12 With Folic Acid Tablets
  • Vitamin B12 Plus Tablets W Folic Acid
  • Vitamin B12-folic Acid
  • Vitamin B6 & B12 With Folic Acid
  • Vitogen B Stress C Vit E Zinc & Cop
  • Vp-ggr-B6
  • Vp-heme Ob
  • Vp-heme One
  • Vp-zel
  • Zavara
  • Zingiber
  • Acfol
  • Fefol
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Affected Organism Humans and other mammals
Indication For treatment of folic acid deficiency, megaloblastic anemia and in anemias of nutritional supplements, pregnancy, infancy, or childhood.
Pharmacology Folic acid, a water-soluble B-complex vitamin, is found in foods such as liver, kidneys, yeast, and leafy, green vegetables. Folic acid is used to diagnose folate deficiency and to treat topical sprue and megaloblastic and macrocytic anemias, hematologic complications resulting from a deficiency in folic acid.
Mechanism of action Folic acid, as it is biochemically inactive, is converted to tetrahydrofolic acid and methyltetrahydrofolate by dihydrofolate reductase. These folic acid congeners are transported across cells by receptor-mediated endocytosis where they are needed to maintain normal erythropoiesis, synthesize purine and thymidylate nucleic acids, interconvert amino acids, methylate tRNA, and generate and use formate. Using vitamin B12 as a cofactor, folic acid can normalize high homocysteine levels by remethylation of homocysteine to methionine via methionine synthetase.
Route of administration
  • intramuscular; intravenous; subcutaneous
  • intravenous
  • oral
Categories
  • Hematinics
  • ["D27.505.954.502.543"]
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • ["D27.505.696.377.605.600.708"]
  • Dietary Supplements
  • ["G07.203.300.456", "J02.500.456"]
  • Micronutrients
  • ["D27.505.696.377.605", "G07.203.300.631", "J02.500.631"]
  • Supplements
  • []
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ATC-Code B03BB01
AHFS-Code 88:08.00
CAS number 59-30-3
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