Chemical Component Summary

NameCARNITINE
Identifiers[(2R)-2,4-dihydroxy-4-oxo-butyl]-trimethyl-azanium
FormulaC7 H16 N O3
Molecular Weight162.21
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESC[N+](C)(C)C[C@H](O)CC(O)=O
InChIInChI=1S/C7H15NO3/c1-8(2,3)5-6(9)4-7(10)11/h6,9H,4-5H2,1-3H3/p+1/t6-/m1/s1
InChIKeyPHIQHXFUZVPYII-ZCFIWIBFSA-O

Chemical Details

Formal Charge1
Atom Count27
Chiral Atom Count1
Bond Count26
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB02648 
Name(3-Carboxy-2-(R)-Hydroxy-Propyl)-Trimethyl-Ammonium
Groupsexperimental
DescriptionConstituent of striated muscle and liver. It is used therapeutically to stimulate gastric and pancreatic secretions and in the treatment of hyperlipoproteinemias. [PubChem]
Synonyms(3-Carboxy-2-(R)-Hydroxy-Propyl)-Trimethyl-Ammonium
CAS number461-06-3

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Carnitine O-acetyltransferaseMLAFAARTVVKPLGFLKPFSLMKASSRFKAHQDALPRLPVPPLQQSLDHY...unknown
Peroxisomal carnitine O-octanoyltransferaseMENQLAKSTEERTFQYQDSLPSLPVPSLEESLKKYLESVKPFANQEEYKK...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
PubChem10918
ChEBICHEBI:39547
ChEMBLCHEMBL1229656