Chemical Component Summary

NameN-FORMYLMETHIONINE
Identifiers(2S)-2-formamido-4-methylsulfanyl-butanoic acid
FormulaC6 H11 N O3 S
Molecular Weight177.22
TypeL-PEPTIDE LINKING
Isomeric SMILESCSCC[C@H](NC=O)C(O)=O
InChIInChI=1S/C6H11NO3S/c1-11-3-2-5(6(9)10)7-4-8/h4-5H,2-3H2,1H3,(H,7,8)(H,9,10)/t5-/m0/s1
InChIKeyPYUSHNKNPOHWEZ-YFKPBYRVSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count22
Chiral Atom Count1
Bond Count21
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB04464 
NameN-Formylmethionine
Groupsexperimental
DescriptionN-Formylmethionine is effective in the initiation of protein synthesis. The initiating methionine residue enters the ribosome as N-formylmethionyl tRNA. This process occurs in Escherichia coli and other bacteria as well as in the mitochondria of eucaryotic cells.
Synonyms
  • L-N-Formylmethionine
  • N-formyl-L-methionine
  • (2S)-2-(formylamino)-4-(methylthio)butanoic acid
  • N-Formylmethionine
  • Formyl-methionine
Categories
  • Amino Acids
  • Amino Acids, Essential
  • Amino Acids, Neutral
  • Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
  • Amino Acids, Sulfur
CAS number4289-98-9

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Glutamate--cysteine ligaseMIPDVSQALAWLEKHPQALKGIQRGLERETLRVNADGTLATTGHPEALGS...unknown
Ribonuclease pancreaticMALEKSLVRLLLLVLILLVLGWVQPSLGKESRAKKFQRQHMDSDSSPSSS...unknown
Putative ATP-dependent Clp protease proteolytic subunit, mitochondrialMWPGILVGGARVASCRYPALGPRLAAHFPAQRPPQRTLQNGLALQRCLHA...unknown
Geranylgeranyl transferase type-2 subunit alphaMHGRLKVKTSEEQAEAKRLEREQKLKLYQSATQAVFQKRQAGELDESVLE...unknown
Geranylgeranyl transferase type-2 subunit betaMGTPQKDVIIKSDAPDTLLLEKHADYIASYGSKKDDYEYCMSEYLRMSGI...unknown
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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