Chemical Component Summary

NameN-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
IdentifiersN-[(2R,3R,4R,5S,6R)-6-(hydroxymethyl)-2,4,5-tris(oxidanyl)oxan-3-yl]ethanamide
FormulaC8 H15 N O6
Molecular Weight221.21
TypeD-SACCHARIDE, BETA LINKING
Isomeric SMILESCC(=O)N[C@H]1[C@H](O)O[C@H](CO)[C@@H](O)[C@@H]1O
InChIInChI=1S/C8H15NO6/c1-3(11)9-5-7(13)6(12)4(2-10)15-8(5)14/h4-8,10,12-14H,2H2,1H3,(H,9,11)/t4-,5-,6-,7-,8-/m1/s1
InChIKeyOVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count30
Chiral Atom Count5
Bond Count30
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB00141 
NameN-Acetylglucosamine
Groups
  • approved
  • investigational
  • nutraceutical
DescriptionThe N-acetyl derivative of glucosamine.
Synonyms
  • N-Acetylchitosamine
  • aldehydo-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine
  • D-GlcNAc
  • 2-Acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucose
  • N-Acetylglucosamine
Brand Names
  • Ginsamin Beauty
  • Powerfulx Ginseng RecoveryCream
  • Cheon Shim Bo Yun
  • IMPLAHeal P.OCream
IndicationFor the treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis, by itself or in combination with chondroitin sulfate.
Categories
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Supplements
CAS number7512-17-6

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase 3MLRRLLERPCTLALLVGSQLAVMMYLSLGGFRSLSALFGRDQGPTFDYSH...unknown
Beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase 4MGFNLTFHLSYKFRLLLLLTLCLTVVGWATSNYFVGAIQEIPKAKEFMAN...unknown
Beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase 2MSRLLGGTLERVCKAVLLLCLLHFLVAVILYFDVYAQHLAFFSRFSARGP...unknown
N-acetyl-D-glucosamine kinaseMAAIYGGVEGGGTRSEVLLVSEDGKILAEADGLSTNHWLIGTDKCVERIN...unknown
N-acetylglucosamine-1-phosphodiester alpha-N-acetylglucosaminidaseMATSTGRWLLLRLALFGFLWEASGGLDSGASRDDDLLLPYPRARARLPRD...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