Chemical Component Summary

NameALPHA-LINOLENIC ACID
Identifiers(9Z)-octadeca-9,12,15-trienoic acid
FormulaC18 H30 O2
Molecular Weight278.43
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESCC\C=C/C/C=C\C\C=C/CCCCCCCC(O)=O
InChIInChI=1S/C18H30O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18(19)20/h3-4,6-7,9-10H,2,5,8,11-17H2,1H3,(H,19,20)/b4-3-,7-6-,10-9-
InChIKeyDTOSIQBPPRVQHS-PDBXOOCHSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count50
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count49
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB00132 
Namealpha-Linolenic acid
Groups
  • approved
  • investigational
  • nutraceutical
DescriptionAlpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid. It is a component of many common vegetable oils and is important to human nutrition.
Synonyms
  • 9,12,15-Octadecatrienoic acid
  • Linolenic acid
  • alpha-Linolenic acid
  • cis,cis,cis-9,12,15-Octadecatrienoic acid
  • (9Z,12Z,15Z)-Octadecatrienoic acid
Brand Names
  • HemeNatal OB plus DHA
  • Folcaps Omega-3
  • Cavan One
  • Flaxseed Oil Capsules
  • UltimateCare ONE NF
IndicationFor nutritional supplementation and for treating dietary shortage or imbalance.
Categories
  • Diet, Food, and Nutrition
  • Dietary Fats
  • Dietary Fats, Unsaturated
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Fats
CAS number463-40-1

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Fatty acid desaturase 1MAPDPVAAETAAQGPTPRYFTWDEVAQRSGCEERWLVIDRKVYNISEFTR...unknownligand
Fatty acid desaturase 2MGKGGNQGEGAAEREVSVPTFSWEEIQKHNLRTDRWLVIDRKVYNITKWS...unknownligand
Sodium/calcium exchanger 1MYNMRRLSLSPTFSMGFHLLVTVSLLFSHVDHVIAETEMEGEGNETGECT...unknown
Transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1MKKWSSTDLGAAADPLQKDTCPDPLDGDPNSRPPPAKPQLSTAKSRTRLF...unknowninhibitor
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alphaMVDTESPLCPLSPLEAGDLESPLSEEFLQEMGNIQEISQSIGEDSSGSFG...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

Related Resource References

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PubChem5280934
ChEBICHEBI:27432
ChEMBLCHEMBL8739
PharosCHEMBL8739