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FOL is found in 56 entries
  •   Chemical Component Summary   Hide
    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
  •   Drug Info: DrugBank Hide
    DrugBank ID DB00158   (Stereoisomeric match)
    Name Folic Acid
    • 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]
    • 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
    Brand names Folic Acid
    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
    • oral
    • Hematinics
    • Vitamin B Complex
    • Dietary Supplements
    • Micronutrients
    • Supplements
    ATC-Code B03BB01
    AHFS-Code 88:08.00
    CAS number 59-30-3
    Name Sequence search Pharmacological action Actions
    Folate receptor beta   Search  unknown binder
    Folate receptor gamma   Search  unknown binder
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