Chemical Component Summary

NameASTAXANTHIN
Synonyms3,3'-DIHYDROXY-BETA,BETA-CAROTENE-4,4'-DIONE
Identifiers(6S)-6-hydroxy-3-[(1E,3E,5E,7E,9E,11E,13E,15E,17E)-18-[(4S)-4-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-3-oxo-1-cyclohexenyl]-3,7,12,16-tetramethyl-octadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaenyl]-2,4,4-trimethyl-cyclohex-2-en-1-one
FormulaC40 H52 O4
Molecular Weight596.838
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESCC1=C(C(C[C@@H](C1=O)O)(C)C)\C=C\C(=C\C=C\C(=C\C=C\C=C(/C)\C=C\C=C(/C)\C=C\C2=C(C(=O)[C@H](CC2(C)C)O)C)\C)\C
InChIInChI=1S/C40H52O4/c1-27(17-13-19-29(3)21-23-33-31(5)37(43)35(41)25-39(33,7)8)15-11-12-16-28(2)18-14-20-30(4)22-24-34-32(6)38(44)36(42)26-40(34,9)10/h11-24,35-36,41-42H,25-26H2,1-10H3/b12-11+,17-13+,18-14+,23-21+,24-22+,27-15+,28-16+,29-19+,30-20+/t35-,36-/m0/s1
InChIKeyMQZIGYBFDRPAKN-UWFIBFSHSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count96
Chiral Atom Count2
Bond Count97
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB06543 
NameAstaxanthin
Groups investigational
DescriptionAstaxanthin is a keto-carotenoid in the terpenes class of chemical compounds. It is classified as a xanthophyll but it is a carotenoid with no vitamin A activity. It is found in the majority of aquatic organisms with red pigment. Astaxanthin has shown to mediate anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. It may be found in fish feed or some animal food as a color additive.
SynonymsAstaxanthin
Brand Names
  • Astaxanthin
  • Tobakient
  • Nicadan ZX
IndicationInvestigated for use/treatment in eye disorders/infections, cancer/tumors (unspecified), and asthma.
Categories
  • Alkenes
  • Anticoagulants
  • Biological Factors
  • Carotenoids
  • Cyclohexanes
CAS number472-61-7

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
NF-kappa-B inhibitor alphaMFQAAERPQEWAMEGPRDGLKKERLLDDRHDSGLDSMKDEEYEQMVKELQ...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
PubChem 5281224
ChEMBL CHEMBL1255871
ChEBI CHEBI:40968